[Hip Hop 50] Nas x Futura 1st Edition
Celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary with two of the subculture's most preeminent artists. The definitive, all-encompassing look at an everlasting movement and the creative legacy driven by the genre over the last fifty years.
Nas and Futura collaborate with 12on12 to produce a limited-edition record with 12 genre-defining tracks handpicked by Nas and original artwork by Futura, Hip Hop 50 is available exclusively on FARFETCH via FARFETCH BEAT 010.
FUTURA emerged as a graffiti artist in 1970s NYC, pioneering abstract elements in the genre. He broke ground by exhibiting in contemporary galleries during the early 1980s, seen at Patti Astor's Fun Gallery and Tony Shafrazi Gallery. In 1981, MoMA PS1's New York/New Wave exhibition showcased Futura alongside Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and others. Curated by Diego Cortez, this landmark event marked his significance.