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The Hip Hop Style Goes Waaay Back And Here Are 11 Images To Back That Up

The hip hop culture has been around since the 1970’s and like with many pop genres it has establish its own trademark characteristics. The sound of the music, the message it carries and the fashion it follows, they are all what makes hip hop unique. Yet, it appears that it is not as unique as we thought.

Everything that exists today is influenced by the past, some things more than others, some by chance others by design. It is enough to make you believe that there is nothing left that is 100% original. The hip hop culture is relatively new, yet we can see similarities with culture from centuries ago.

B4-XVI beforesixteen managed to find the similarities between these two styles and here are the 11 images that show them.

1. Portrait of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony (by Lucas Cranach 1514) VS Takeoff from Migos

Portrait of Henry the Pious, Duke of Saxony by Lucas Cranach  - 1514  Right Takeoff from Migos

2. Durer Praying hands (removed from background 1508) VS Drake 6 Artwork

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3. Quentin Massys (Ecce Homo-1520) VS 2 Chainz

Quentin Massys. Ecce Homo-1520 - Right 2 Chainz

4. Perugia Altarpiece (left panel by Fra Angelico 1437) VS Kanye West and Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr

Perugia Altarpiece left panel by Fra Angelico 1437   Right Kanye West and Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr at Kim & Kanye s wedding. May 24, 2014 Florence Italy

5. Male Ancestor (1st–4th century. Mesoamerica. Nayarit) VS  Young Thug

Male Ancestor. 1st–4th century. Mesoamerica. Nayarit    Right  Young Thug

6. The Adoration of the Magi (Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish Late 15th century) VS  Wiz Khalifa

Left  The Adoration of the Magi.Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish. Late 15th century. Right Wiz Khalifa

7. Jan van Eyck. Ghent Altarpiece detail. (c. 1432) VS The ATL Twins

Left  Jan van Eyck. Ghent Altarpiece detail. c. 1432 RightThe ATL Twins

8. Detail of The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, by Masters of the Acts of Mercy (Austrian, Salzburg, c. 1465) VS ASAP Ferg

Detail of The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence  oil on wood, by Masters of the Acts of Mercy (Austrian, Salzburg, c. 1465) Right  ASAP Ferg

9. Detail of Christ Blessing surrounded by a Donor Family. (Unknown German Painter 1560) VS Kanye West

detail of Christ Blessing surrounded by a Donor Family. Unknown German Painter 1560 - Right  Kanye West

10. Reliquary arm of St. Valentine (14th century Swiss) VS 2 Chainz

Reliquary arm of St. Valentine 14th century Swiss Right 2 Chainz

11. Henry VIII Henry VIII (By Hans Holbein the Younger 1540-1550) VS Rick Ross

Henry VIII by the studio of Hans Holbein the Younger, 1540-1550  Right  Rick Ross

What do you know? The renaissance nobility were really gangsta.

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