15. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

"I seen a rainbow yesterday, But too many storms have come and joined
Leavin' a trace of not one God-given ray, Is it because my life is ten shades of gray"

15. Schoolboy Q

"Get up off your feet, you can be my freak, let me see you jam.
When the sun falls, then the moon lights, might be a hell of a night."

14. E-40

"What'chu gon' do when I bend the block, Pull up on that ass in a brand new drop,
Speakers on blast with tremendous knock..."

13. Pharrell

"I'm an outlaw (I'm an outlaw), Quick on the draw (Quick on the draw),
Somethin' you've never seen before (Never Seen)"

12. Nas

"Put her in the coupe so she can feel the nice breeze. We can drive thru the city no doubt.
But don't say my car's topless, say the titties is out."

11. A$AP Rocky

"Chrome to ya dome ’til ya get glockjaw. Party like a cowboy or a rockstar.
Everybody play the tough guy ’til shit pop off."

10. Snoop Dogg

"Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice.
Laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind."

9. Missy Elliott

"Ain't no shame, ladies do your thing. Just make sure you ahead of the game."

8. 2pac

"Out on bail fresh outta jail, California dreamin. Soon as I stepped on the scene, I'm hearin hoochies screamin."

7. Action Bronson

"All I do is eat oysters. And speak six languages in three voices."

6. Slick Rick

"La di da di, we like to party. We don't cause trouble, we dont bother nobody."

5. Jay-Z

"Stick up the world and split it fifty fifty, uh huh. Get the dough and stay real Jiggy, uh huh."

4. Rick Ross

"Barely fit in a Lambo but did it for the appearance."

3. Drake

"Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending."

2. Rihanna

"Turn up to Rihanna while the whole club fuckin’ wasted. Every time I drop I am the only thing you're playin’"

1. Notorious B.I.G.

"Livin' life without fear. Puttin’ 5 karats in my baby girl’s ear."


The Illies Project

My name is Hilary and I’m addicted to hip hop. I love the dirty beats, the catchy choruses, and most of all, I love the one-of-a-kind personality of each and every artist. So one day, while bumping some Ricky Rozay in the trap house, I was inspired to put this love of hip hop to good use. And with that, I decided to start Hip Hop Illies, a weekly illustrative design project that will capture the unique character of my favorite hip hop icons. I’ll be creating and posting new illustrations often, so peep the page regularly and keep an eye out for your favorite rapper.

Here’s to hip hop, and here’s to always keeping it one hunnit.