Why Jay-Z Keeps Referencing Jean-Michel Basquiat

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 4 years ago '10        #41
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 Cuban Linx... said:
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
Read the article?
 4 years ago '08        #42
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Camel warriors only read this because of camel

Had this been about Madonna they would be out with

"didnt read lol"
 4 years ago '04        #43
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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!"
This.........
 4 years ago '11        #44
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great interview...new your just make music and stop worrying its a regional thing remember y'all and west coast had it from the late 80's to the early 2000's...i wonder if he rock that chain to cause some controversy...if Wayne had sign Jay-Z it would have being some problems and Baby's wouldn't have meal ticket and No Drake No Nicki...you see when Jay-Z talk he keep is answers to the point other artist all over the place sometimes.
 4 years ago '13        #45
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PROPS! OP, I never thought about the parallels mentioned in the article. I just assumed Jay was trying to boost the worth of his investments in Basquiat's work!
 4 years ago '05        #46
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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!"
unfortunately this is the truth and everyone eats it up with a shovel size spoon.
 4 years ago '04        #47
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the album is a piece of art to me.
 4 years ago '04        #48
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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!"


even though I see what you are saying and agree with you except for with Nas.. he being doing that forever so he is learning and sharing.


People get exposed to thing through life experiences. When you get money you are exposed to things that poor or middle class people will hardly ever experience. Even rich people have a hard time understanding this.... because im talking about wealthy people, not rich.. So Jay being wealthy is relaying his experience and things he knows now. That is why most people don't like his music now... he cant reach back because that feeling is gone, he remembers but that hunger is not there. you can still tell he has new money though, meaning first generational.
 4 years ago '04        #49
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 DanBootleg said:
I'm currently handling too many things at one time, and I usually have a short memory for these sort of things. I appreciate the cliff notes though.
yet you have time to come into this thread and post 5-6 times explaining why you need cliff notes?
 4 years ago '10        #50
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Didn't know Jay went to deep with his lyrics. I need to really listen to his sh*t. I just be bumping cause its Jay and it sounds nice.
 4 years ago '06        #51
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 SoFresh170 said:
Didn't know Jay went to deep with his lyrics. I need to really listen to his sh*t. I just be bumping cause its Jay and it sounds nice.


... jay is deeper than a lot of people think. he reallys makes music you can LISTEN to but can bump at the same time.
 4 years ago '13        #52
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Jay-Z's career is absolutely nothing like Basquiat's. He's just using the name to make himself look cool to ignorant people just like every other rapper ever "Big Meech" "Future Hendrix" "Frank White" "Escobar" etc... A 40+ year old man comparing himself to Basquiat?????? that's an insult


THERE IS ONLY ONE RAPPER THAT CAN EVER COMPARED TO BASQUIAT IN TERMS OF CAREER ARC, ARTISTIC IMPACT AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE


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 07-10-2013, 06:28 PM         #53
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 BC is that Guy said:

Its an insult to Basquiat to try and put Jay-Z into his category.


THERE IS ONLY ONE RAPPER THAT CAN EVER COMPARED TO BASQUIAT IN TERMS OF CAREER ARC, ARTISTIC IMPACT AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE
u buggin...2pac's artistic impact and cultural significance greatly surpasses basquiat's. u just disrespecting Pac now
 4 years ago '12        #54
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interesting
 4 years ago '13        #55
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 KiddKidd45 said:
u buggin...2pac's artistic impact and cultural significance greatly surpasses basquiat's. u just disrespecting Pac now

That's actually a great point.... they do have very similar legacies in the way they are remembered in their respective worlds; however, Tupac was on a much more mainstream global platform than Basquiat..... He was the most famous painter of his time (besides Warhol), but musicians and actors had long surpassed painters as the most influential pop culture icons by the late 20th century


Either way tho, artistically, Pac is way more similar to Basquiat than Jay-Z is


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 07-10-2013, 06:52 PM         #56
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 BC is that Guy said:
That's actually a great point.... they do have very similar legacies in the way they are remembered in their respective worlds; however, Tupac was on a much more mainstream global platform than Basquiat..... He was the most famous painter of his time (besides Warhol), but musicians and actors had long surpassed painters as the most influential pop culture icons by the late 20th century


Either way tho, artistically, Pac is way more similar to Basquiat than Jay-Z is
ok i can agree with that
 4 years ago '05        #57
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Looks like drug high gibberish scribble.
 4 years ago '06        #58
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 The Originator said:
I aint know he was a zoe. Thats whassup.

And what group is ya cousin in? I prolly know the group. Fellow Zoe here
Skah Shah and another in Tabou Combo.....There are others in different groups but they are like 4---5 cousins plus some
 07-10-2013, 08:41 PM         #59
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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!"
 4 years ago '10        #60
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I just wanna wear this new Tuxedo I brought to an Art show and fu*k an asian bi*ch in the bathroom while they play "Oceans" in the background
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