Earlier this month, Jay Z gave a impressively Herculean performance in New York City, rapping the "Magna Carta Holy Grail" track "Picasso Baby" over and over again for six hours straight at the Pace Gallery.
The performance was filmed, and HBO just announced that it will be airing the resulting work, "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film." The special will debut on Aug. 2, immediately after the rapper's appearance on "Real Time With Bill Maher."
"Rap is thinking out loud, and you’re putting your fears and your vulnerabilities and your insecurities to music," Jay Z says in the trailer. "Concerts are pretty much performance art, and a smaller venue is a bit more intimate, so you feel the energy of the people."
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