Why Jay-Z Keeps Referencing Jean-Michel Basquiat

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 5 years ago '05        #61
Redplayboy313 23 heat pts23
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If anything Jay-z is more like andy warhol the way he commercializes his art or Damien Hirst because his work has no substance.


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 5 years ago '05        #62
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 b_eazy said:

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Looks like drug high gibberish scribble.



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 07-10-2013, 09:17 PM         #63
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maybe i'll start doin heroin and paint sum sh*t...
 5 years ago '06        #64
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 Pierced Talentz said:
Its simple J listens to Rob Bank$
"Rob Bank$ to the public, but to my zoes I'm Jean-Michel"
 07-10-2013, 10:41 PM         #65
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 Jayg36 said:
Jayz has very little in common with basquiat artistically. Basquiat was a junkie, jay was a playboy drugdealer.

Basquiat created art from the heart. Jay creates music to move the fans and generate revenue. "I'm not a rapper, I'm a hustler" shows the Jay doesn't even consider himself an artist as much as he considers himself a business man.

Basquiat was eaten up by the businessmen of the art world while Jay dines with them and leads the projects.

Basquiat was driven to depression and eventual suicide thru drug o.d. due to the pressures the business side of the art world placed on him. While Jay has destroyed many artist and fellow business men and forced them into a Basquiat like downfall ie: state property, dame dash, etc.

Basquiat was a true artist and only that. Jay wants to be considered that but is not. He is a business man and a damn good one....who only works for money. But I guess that isn't enough for him so he has to pretend he's a man of substance. He isn't tho.
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 5 years ago '04        #66
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 DanBootleg said:
Maybe you should. If you read my post you'd see my problem isn't reading comprehension it's a time constraint.
by the time you skimmed through that....then responded to 6 of these people.....you could have just read the article. It's about a 5-10 minute read max...if that.
 5 years ago '05        #67
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Well, the beginnings of both men's careers were similar. And no one knows what Basquiat would have been because he died so young. That's why the parallels are being explored in the article. Because if Basquiat hadn't died, perhaps he would have commercialized his street art, and diversified just like Jay Z did.
 5 years ago '05        #68
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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!"
 ChokeHold said:
unfortunately this is the truth and everyone eats it up with a shovel size spoon.
so I take it ya'll know for a fact that he has no appreciation for high art
 5 years ago '04        #69
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 Jayg36 said:
Jayz has very little in common with basquiat artistically. Basquiat was a junkie, jay was a playboy drugdealer.

Basquiat created art from the heart. Jay creates music to move the fans and generate revenue. "I'm not a rapper, I'm a hustler" shows the Jay doesn't even consider himself an artist as much as he considers himself a business man.

Basquiat was eaten up by the businessmen of the art world while Jay dines with them and leads the projects.

Basquiat was driven to depression and eventual suicide thru drug o.d. due to the pressures the business side of the art world placed on him. While Jay has destroyed many artist and fellow business men and forced them into a Basquiat like downfall ie: state property, dame dash, etc.

Basquiat was a true artist and only that. Jay wants to be considered that but is not. He is a business man and a damn good one....who only works for money. But I guess that isn't enough for him so he has to pretend he's a man of substance. He isn't tho.
F-CK! What a smart and accurate post. Well put even though it pains me to admit it.

Never been a fan of Basquiat's work though. I always respected his willingness to experiment with different compositions and medias and his "pain whatever the f-ck I feel" attitude, but his work never really spoke to me for the most part. He has a couple of pieces that I really love, that's why I don't take his talents for granted even though I'm not a fan.

Although both of them are on completely different artists levels, the article is real dope and I totally see the similarities, life/career wise.
 5 years ago '04        #70
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Isn't Basquiat an old boyfriend of Madonnas she left him cuz he wouldn't leave the heroine alone
 5 years ago '13        #71
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 Nickel said:
so I take it ya'll know for a fact that he has no appreciation for high art
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 5 years ago '13        #72
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