Here’s what Beyoncé, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and more look like as reimagined ’80s music stars

Melbourne-based artist Fulaleo has visually imagined what some of today's leading musicians might've looked like in a different decade

An Instagram illustrator has earned viral acclaim for his inventive style of music-themed artwork, which imagines the likes of Beyoncé, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar as ’80s stars.

Born in Colombia and based in Melbourne, Australia, Fulvio Alejandro Obregon started his ‘The 2080s: Past Is The Future’ series at the turn of the year, and has been posting the results on his @Fulaleo Instagram page ever since.

The artworks tend to depict the musicians gracing the front of a series of colourful and very 80s-style record covers, imagining how music by the likes of Beyoncé (who, in Fulaleo’s version, is releasing a single which bears the name ‘Learn How To Choose Husbands’) and Lamar (‘If Dre Is For Me, Who Can Be Against Me?’) might have been presented had they been around three decades ago.


You can see examples of his work, which also features the likes of a Lionel Richie-like Drake and Rihanna, below.

Meanwhile, one of the artists depicted by Fulaleo, Cardi B, this week scored her very first role in a major film.

Titled Hustlers, the Bronx rapper will star alongside Crazy Rich Asians’ Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart and Julie Stiles in the Lorene Scafaria-directed movie. It will also be produced by Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina. No release date has been set at present.


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