We like to consider ourselves Twitter (and Tumblr!) aficionados here at CampusRiot (or @SurvivinCollege, rather), especially when it comes to finding hilarious parody/fictional/etc Twitter/Tumblr accounts to follow/obsess over 24/7. We decided to share our love for these fabulously funny personalities with you. Every month, our editor (@brittneyplz) will share one of her favorites with you all. This week: Jay Z’s 99 Problems


Jay Z's 99 Problems Illustrations Tumblr

If you are not already following 99 Problems on Tumblr, you’re welcome. This is one of the greatest Tumblrs I’ve ever seen, so much so that I put my original intended share today on hold until a later date. Even if you’re not a Jay Z fan (blasphemy!) you will still appreciate this. Ali Graham is an illustrator from the UK who decided to take Jay Z’s “99 Problems” and make it literal. Each day, Ali posts a new illustration of Jay Z that depicts one of his problems. These problems can include anything from gum on your shoe to a bad experience at a restaurant (just remember, a b**** ain’t one…)

I absolutely love the concept behind these illustrations, not to mention the fact that they’re both well done and hilariously funny without being over the top. And just in case you’re wondering “what if I’m not on Tumblr and I want to follow?” Well, you can either get with the program and start tumblin’ or you can follow @99probs99 on Twitter. Ali shares his daily illustrations on there as well!

Here are 10 of his illustrations for your viewing pleasure. Some of my favorites include “Picasso Baby,” “Tricky Crossword,” “Soap in the Eye,” and “Broken Umbrella (Ella Ella).” I recommend listening to Jay Z’s new album Magna Carta … Holy Grail while you scroll through.

You can also follow Ali on Twitter and find out more about his work here.

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Bad Twerk Ethic

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Broken Umbrella Ella Ella Rihanna

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Friend Request from Grandma

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration One Last Time I Need Y'all To Roar

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Picasso Baby

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Scary Dreams

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration She's A Survivor Beyonce Zombies

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Soap In Eye

Ali Graham Jay Z 99 Problems Illustration Tricky Crossword

Check out the rest at probs99.tumblr.com!

What do you think of these illustrations?


All images by Ali Graham, courtesy of 99 Problems on Tumblr.

 

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Brittney Helmrich is a Drew University graduate with a passion for snark. She's a Cold War history nerd who loves vegetarian food, has a serious Tumblr addiction, and can turn absolutely anything into a reaction GIF. She's also the human embodiment of #sorrynotsorry.

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