Jay-Z is known for creating visuals of art behind the sounds of music. The hip hop icon performed his highly anticipated visual for “Picasso Baby” on HBO on earlier this month. The legendary director Mark Romanek created the visuals for the video, which begins with Jay-Z explaining the concepts of the video and his thoughts on hip-hop as performance art.

The performance took place in an sparse room at Milk Studios in NYC and some was filmed on the roof top. When Hov walks into the room, he is surrounded by media, fans, and friends. The song and video is inspired by Marina Abramovis’s “The Artist is Present“.

Written by: USD2R Press

Photo by: Vogue

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