Over the weekend, Jay-Z dropped “Picasso Baby: A Performance in Art Film”. Directed by Mark Romanek and produced by Timbaland, the Roc Nation CEO unveiled the video on HBO. The 10 minute video shows Hov having fun with art.
Jay-Z explains on set: You’re in a smaller venue, it’s a bit more intimate. So you get to feel the energy of the people. Today, it’s kinda an exchange. We have somewhere to drop it back off.
When art started becoming part of the galleries, it became a separation of culture and even in hip-hop, people were like almost like artists to bourgeois. We’re artists. We’re alike. We’re cousins. Rap is pretty much thinking out loud.
The cameos included Taraji Henson, Adam Drive, Wale, Sandra Gering, George Condo and a number of others.