And art continues its march into mainstream pop culture … with the newly released/leaked (who can tell anymore) Kanye West track featuring Jay-Z, “That’s My Bitch,” includes the following artful references …
First, Kanye West tips his hat to Basquiat (00:56):
She say I care more about them Basquiones, Basquiats, she learnin’ the new word is yacht.
Then, Jay Z calls out Picasso and Mona Lisa (02:12):
If Picasso was alive, he would’ve made her. That’s right n***** Mona Lisa can’t fade her.” That’s right.
And Jay Z again with a mention of Larry Gagosian (02:26), which Jay-Z seems to have had a tough time rhyming with and finally came up with a creative pronunciation of museums.
Call Larry Gagosian, you belong is mo-seums.
There’s a joke in art circles that no artist has become a household name since Warhol, looks like that could change very soon if these hip-hop giants continue to show their love for the stuff in the white box galleries.
We already knew Kanye has a thing for George Condo, and he’s even been tweeted some thoughts on art recently. We also know that Jay-Z collects art, and his wife Beyonce holds some sway in that department (in fact, she introduced him to the hobby). I’m curious where all this may lead.
The song in question is a celebration of black women and it is generally a pretty sweet tune.
Btw, if the YouTube video above is disabled (which could happen at any moment), you can download it here or listen to it here. You may also want to follow the hashtag for the rumored album, #WatchtheThrone.
Hat tip Nate Hill
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