Tupac Shakur isn’t the only Black artist that gave Madonna the business. In a recent interview, the Material Girl, who blames her son for her N-word usage, discussed getting banged out by renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Hip-Hop and art have always been parallel art forms, but at this point, it’s become almost cliche for rappers to namedrop certain artists. Atop of that list rests the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose art is the basis of a new release by watchmaker Komono.
The death of Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman by way of heroin overdose this past Sunday (February 2) shocked fans worldwide. Sadly, Hoffman’s struggles with addiction were known and he joins a growing list of celebrities who have succumbed to drug overdose.
While several clothing companies are playing it safe or stale to keep bodies inside their threads, Neff is keeping the envelope pushed, licked and stamped. Whether it’s Disney or 2 Chainz, they succeed in embodying all styles for all variations of swag.
Jay Z‘s numerous Basquiat references were never just another word to rhyme. The Roc Nation mogul recently purchased one of the late artist’s paintings for a whopping $14.5 million.
Even if you’re only aware of the man because Jay Z name checks him repeatedly, Jean-Michel Basquiat is an American icon. The late artist’s former loft in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood is up for rent, if you can afford $650, a night.
Both Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz are fans of late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, with both having his work in their private collections. Yesterday, Swizzy revealed that the Roc Nation Sports founder purchased a painting of Baquiat from him, and he planned to donate the proceeds to charity.
For most of us, when we to prepare to enter the workforce we polish and refine our resumes until they’re perfect. However, sometimes social norms don’t apply to artists and outliers; Jean Michel Basquiat is no exception. The late artist’s hand-written resume recently on exhibition has sold for $50,000.