10 Minutes Of DOPENESS: Jay Z Unveils “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”


Music mogul and rapper Jay-Z took over HBO late last night Friday (August 2) and unveiled his new visual “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film“. Directed by Mark Romanek, and produced by Grammy Awards winning producer Timbaland, the 10 minutes visual shows an approach to the creation of the film and the clashes of various types of art. Last month, the Brooklyn-bred rapper descended upon Manhattan’s Pace Art Gallery for a six-hour performance of “Picasso Baby” which was used for the official visual. In the beginning of the visual, Jay-Z explains why he shot this film over a 6 hour period inside of the Pace Art Gallery. The track appears on Jay-Z’s multi-platinum selling album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The visual features a few celebrity appearances by actresses Taraji P. Henson and Rosie Perez, actor Michael K. Williams, fashion designers Jenna Lyons and Cynthia Rowley, rapper Wale, Hip-Hop legend Fab Five Freddy, directors Judd Apatow and Mikalene Thomas and a few well-known street dancers, singer, and artist. Watch the film below:





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2 responses to “10 Minutes Of DOPENESS: Jay Z Unveils “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”

  1. Link DeVille

    Oh…and props to Wale. He’s one of the hottest in the game, but humble enough to bare witness to true greatness. The kid is no fool. He is about to take flight. Watch what happens to his career…

  2. Link DeVille

    Let’s make one thing perfectly clear…
    Jay is the pinnacle of success. I too am a product of the “PJs” so I understand what hard work will do for you. Maybe my level of success fizzles in comparison to his, but success is what it is. I saw the Picasso piece and was in awe. Hate all you want to. I understood exactly what his intentions were when he did it. All the other cats in the game have officially been placed on notice. I’m no rapper, but that goes for myself as well. Forgive my rambling. I am still a bit taken back, because we have work to do.