1. “I’m the new Jean Michel/Surrounded by Warhols…Sleeping every night next to Mona Lisa/The modern day version/With better features/Yellow Basquiat in my kitchen corner/Go ahead lean on that shit Blue/You own it”
Who needs rap money when you have art money? On “Picasso Baby,” Jay-Z gives us a crash course in modern and pop art by shouting out the likes of Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Jeff Koons. Other rappers may think they’re doing it big by name-checking the late Jean Michel Basquiat, but Hov has the last laugh. He’s not only rich enough to buy a Basquiat, which have sold at auction for as high as $20 million, but when baby Blue accidently leans up on one while playing in the kitchen, he doesn’t even care.