Max Fish Saluted with Jay Shells ‘Rap Quote’ on Ludlow
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Prolific artist Jay Shells hit the Lower East Side this week to add another street corner to his wildly popular map of Rap Quotes signs. The junction of East Houston and Ludlow was chosen as muse this time around, in order to commemorate the utterance of Max Fish in the hip-hop canon. Rather timely considering Ulli Rimkus’ reboot of the bar further south on Orchard Street.
The lyrical couplet emblazoned on the traffic sign is by Slug, one-half of the Minnesota-based Atmosphere. It’s from their song “National Disgrace” (check out 2:18):
Houston & Ludlow, Max Fish vampire, you pour the beer, and I’ll bring the satire.