JAY Z GETS LAST LAUGH AFTER DRAKE'S ART DISS

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Rap mogul Jay Z is making headlines

heading into the weekend after

being named one of the most

powerful people in the art world by

The Guardian . #PowerUp

Placed

in

The

Guardian's

"Collectors"

column,

Jay

is

noted

for

his

love

toward

the

art

world.

Jay Z:

In one

video

he

rapped

in

front of

a

Takashi

Murakami

painting

and a

sculpture

of Tim

Noble

and

Sue

Webster

(featuring

a

flashing dollar sign). His Picasso

Baby, filmed in Pace Gallery and

featuring too many curators and

artists to count, was not the art

world's finest seven minutes. (The

Guardian)

Jigga took direct aim at Young

Money's Drake and defended his

knack for rhyming about high-profile

art on a recently released "We Made

It" remix.

Hov takes the opportunity to stunt

on his haters with a killer verse.

"Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art

talk / Silly me rapping about sh*t

that I really bought / While these

rappers rap about guns they ain't

shot and a bunch of other silly sh*t

that they ain't got / I'm on my

Lupita Nyong'o / Stuntin' on stage

after 12 Years a Slave," he boasts.

( Rap-Up )

In a recent interview, Drake

specifically called out Jay over his art

references.

Drake is interested in art, but he

scoffs at how trendy art shout-outs

have become in rap. "It's like Hov

can't drop bars these days without

at least four art references!" he says.

"I would love to collect at some

point, but I think the whole rap/art

world thing is getting kind of

corny." ( Rolling Stone)

Last year, producer Swizz Beatz

revealed Jay purchased one of his art

works.

Swizz Beatz' art will soon be hanging

from the walls of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's

house. The Roc Nation mogul has

purchased a Mercedes-Benz hood

that Swizz adorned with Jean-Michel

Basquiat's face. He dubbed the

piece "Holy Grail" and dedicated it

to Hov. Proceeds from the sale will

be donated to art schools. "Look who

purchased my Basquiat on Benz

Hood 2day," tweeted Swizz. "what a

honor and Blessing I'm so grateful

for the support! July 4 its Showtime

ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to

continue helping kids in need." The

piece is 1/50 car hoods he plans to

create for his art exhibit. The super-

producer also designed a Porsche

hood with Muhammad Ali's face,

which fetched $24,000 at auction.

( Rap-Up )


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