He has been pushing boundaries for years, but Jay-Z truly made a splash with Magna Carta Holy Grail and his scheme with Samsung to sell 1 million copies before it was even released to the public. Because of his ingenuity, Hov has become a prestigious artist, not just a hip-hop mogal. This has him comparing himself to the best like “Picasso Baby”.
They may have never met but Jay-Z has taken serious inspiration from “Picasso Baby”. Hov pushes the envelope again like the Spaniard by switching beats mid-track, both of which Timbaland nails. “Picasso Baby” is the first track from MCHG which received the visual treatment and once again Jay decided to do something never seen before with the intimate, fan-based setup in the middle of an NYC art gallery.
Watch the official video for “Picasso Baby” below.