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JAY Z GETS LAST LAUGH AFTER DRAKE'S ART DISS




Rap mogul Jay Z is making headlines
heading into the weekend after
being named one of the most
powerful people in the art world by
The Guardian . #PowerUp
Placed
in
The
Guardian's
"Collectors"
column,
Jay
is
noted
for
his
love
toward
the
art
world.
Jay Z:
In one
video
he
rapped
in
front of
a
Takashi
Murakami
painting
and a
sculpture
of Tim
Noble
and
Sue
Webster
(featuring
a
flashing dollar sign). His Picasso
Baby, filmed in Pace Gallery and
featuring too many curators and
artists to count, was not the art
world's finest seven minutes. (The
Guardian)
Jigga took direct aim at Young
Money's Drake and defended his
knack for rhyming about high-profile
art on a recently released "We Made
It" remix.
Hov takes the opportunity to stunt
on his haters with a killer verse.
"Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art
talk / Silly me rapping about sh*t
that I really bought / While these
rappers rap about guns they ain't
shot and a bunch of other silly sh*t
that they ain't got / I'm on my
Lupita Nyong'o / Stuntin' on stage
after 12 Years a Slave," he boasts.
( Rap-Up )
In a recent interview, Drake
specifically called out Jay over his art
references.
Drake is interested in art, but he
scoffs at how trendy art shout-outs
have become in rap. "It's like Hov
can't drop bars these days without
at least four art references!" he says.
"I would love to collect at some
point, but I think the whole rap/art
world thing is getting kind of
corny." ( Rolling Stone)
Last year, producer Swizz Beatz
revealed Jay purchased one of his art
works.
Swizz Beatz' art will soon be hanging
from the walls of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's
house. The Roc Nation mogul has
purchased a Mercedes-Benz hood
that Swizz adorned with Jean-Michel
Basquiat's face. He dubbed the
piece "Holy Grail" and dedicated it
to Hov. Proceeds from the sale will
be donated to art schools. "Look who
purchased my Basquiat on Benz
Hood 2day," tweeted Swizz. "what a
honor and Blessing I'm so grateful
for the support! July 4 its Showtime
ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to
continue helping kids in need." The
piece is 1/50 car hoods he plans to
create for his art exhibit. The super-
producer also designed a Porsche
hood with Muhammad Ali's face,
which fetched $24,000 at auction.
( Rap-Up )





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