Sign up for the Essential California newsletter to get great stories delivered to your inbox

Artist Jason Shelowitz, a.k.a. Jay Shells

Artist Jason Shelowitz (known as Jay Shells) brought his "Rap Quotes" project from New York to Los Angeles in December. Shelowitz has been posting the red-and-white signs across the two cities, and they became so popular that all of them were quickly stolen. Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times