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Jay Z to debut 'Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film' on HBO

RollingStone.com

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.

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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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Jul 29, 2013 2:59PM
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I wish that the younger generation would help to get the TRUTH out about these Do Nothing Self Centered Rappers like Jay Z and his Mrs. who are not part of the solution which means that they are a HUGE part of the problem!

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The rapper embarrasses himself and the black community with his attack on a civil rights legend.
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Lol. For folks that care so little, you all sure have a lot to say. Must care somewhat.  Lol, actually reading all the bitter posts and negativity is amusing.  Get lives people.
Jul 29, 2013 6:32AM
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Such bitterness!  And I mean some of the people who respond.....lighten up.....
Jul 29, 2013 5:39AM
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nobody with any taste can claim this racist  moron has any talent only another racist would think he's talented.
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