Project creators: Claudia Bernett, Maria Ioveva
Bronx Rhymes illuminates the history and significance of Hip Hop in the Bronx by tagging important locations for Hip Hop (1520 Sedgwick, for example) with posters. Each poster describes the historical significance of that location in the form of a rhyme, and invites people walking by to join in a rhyming battle by txting their own rhyme from their mobile phone.
The website displays the artists and locations along with all the submitted rhymes elevating the most recent submission. Eventually, visitors to the website will be able to rate existing rhymes, and add their own. Bronx Rhymes is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.