Jay Z – Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

Shot at the Pace Art Gallery in New York, Jay Z drops the short film performance video for “Picasso Baby,” where he brings art back to the general public.

“Concerts are pretty much performance art,” he explained. “When art started to become part of the galleries it became a separation between culture, and even in hip-hop people were like art is too bourgeois. We’re artists, we’re alike, we’re cousins. That’s what really exciting for me, bringing the worlds back together.”

The creative performance shows the rapper interacting with audience members, including those of the famous kind: Wale, Taraji P. Henson, Rosie Perez, Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming, Magazeen, Fab 5 Freddy, and famed New York-based performance artist Marina Abramovic.