Why Jay-Z Keeps Referencing Jean-Michel Basquiat

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 5 years ago '11        #21
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just a comparison of both and how they are some what the same with the rise to fame but its funny how they say Jay-Z is Basquiat growing up and seen him stand next to Andy Warhol and with Kanye West comparing himself to Warhol some things starting to make sense..i didn't read the whole thing just draw that premise

i got basquiat's in the lobby of my spot..i'm so sophisticatedly hood.


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 07-10-2013, 12:40 AM         #22
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just checked out some of basquiat's work

looks like an autistic 5 year old drew some of them sh*ts...
 5 years ago '11        #23
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 KiddKidd45 said:
just checked out some of basquiat's work

looks like an autistic 5 year old drew some of them sh*ts...
hahahha word, but some of them look kinda dope though
 07-10-2013, 01:10 AM         #24
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 outlaw0immortal said:
hahahha word, but some of them look kinda dope though
word..some of em dope...


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 07-10-2013, 01:28 AM         #25
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i been known about this. jay ain't like basquiat he might even be more legendary imo but they ain't that similar. chief keef is more like basquiat, that effortless art
 5 years ago '10        #26
LORD PLISSKEN 15 heat pts15
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lol fu*k art.
 5 years ago '10        #27
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 KiddKidd45 said:
just checked out some of basquiat's work

looks like an autistic 5 year old drew some of them sh*ts...
Most definitely, LOL. Jean's sh*t is dope because of the undertones in his work. He wasn't one of those cats that would blow you away with technique, but more often than not he provided substance. There's a documentary called Radiant Child; it gives a lot of insight to his style, life, etc. It should still be up on YouTube, check it out if you ever get the chance.
 5 years ago '11        #28
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my n*ggas, just go peep Radiant Child.... a documentary about him!!!
 5 years ago '05        #29
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 dtho43 said:
It's to fool his idiot fans into thinking he has a genuine appreciate for high art, when in reality he doesn't. He does this to appear smarter than he really is. Only his dumbest fans fall for this old trick. (nas uses it as well)

"oh wow jayz mentioned that one artist, he must be so cultured!"


Not a Jay Z fan but I think you are reading too much into this. I think rappers lyrics these days are over analysed in general TBH. People seem to think that what these rappers say is essentially real/the truth.

The truth is - to be a good rapper you need to have a good imagination. He was simply writing a clever lyrics to my mind.
 07-10-2013, 09:03 AM         #30
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this article was well written but im sick of rappers always playing the victim. jay-z is one of the most exalted figures in rap history.
 5 years ago '05        #31
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Nice article......
 5 years ago '09        #32
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Hov ain't da only one been hearing a gang of rappers reference dat sh*t





OT: and if I hear a mf mention saks 5th one more time I fu*kin swear....
 5 years ago '04        #33
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 dtho43 said:
It's to fool his idiot fans into thinking he has a genuine appreciate for high art, when in reality he doesn't. He does this to appear smarter than he really is. Only his dumbest fans fall for this old trick. (nas uses it as well)

"oh wow jayz mentioned that one artist, he must be so cultured!"
or maybe their listeners are being opened to something or someone they didnt know about which could lead them to exploring other artists or avenues as well.







stop hating.




I guess he should just keep making songs about cooking cocaine into crack and serving the block. so ppl wont think that highly of him. lol. the dumb sh*t ppl say.
 5 years ago '10        #34
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Nice article, but i can tell the aurthor is a jay fan boy

Jay and Basiquiat are alike in very few ways.

The main way they differed is Basquiats heart and want to be loved/accepted is what k!lled him while jay is the complete opposite since hes a business.

I do applaud Jay and other black artist for yelling Basquaits name every chance they get tho. I could right a page worth of info but its cause hes black. So many times in art and culture "black" things are considered less than. They are helping to change that
 07-10-2013, 02:14 PM         #35
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Its simple J listens to Rob Bank$
 5 years ago '05        #36
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Good read.

I don't think this needs to be so deeply analyzed. I think Hov is just a huge Basquiat fan and collector. He's inspired by Basquiat, that's all.
 5 years ago '13        #37
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 buddah bless said:
Because that Zoe was dope and still is. I have a cousin in a old Haitian Kompa group who has an original from Jean in his living room. As a child I never thought it was dope but as I get older I look at the painting different.
I aint know he was a zoe. Thats whassup.

And what group is ya cousin in? I prolly know the group. Fellow Zoe here
 5 years ago '10        #38
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Rapgenius broke down the comparison between Jay and Basquiat in a way that blew my mind.

This article reinforced the notion.

Color me impressed.
 5 years ago '05        #39
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Read this earlier, good read and I'm washed up I always thought it was referencing some expensive jewelry line or somethin...
 5 years ago '08        #40
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Jay has been reference basquiat for Years. He is a lover and huge art collector even in the grammy family freestyle.
As well as Andy Warhol. I thought yall knew
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