Oggi cade il 44° anniversario della nascita dell’ Hip Hop. Google l’ha festeggiato con un fantastico doodle interattivo , noi abbiamo fatto una short list di 10 canzoni Hip Hop ( da JayZ a Macklemore, da Kenye a Dr. Dre)  che fanno riferimento all’artista più “street” della storia:  Jean Michelle Basquiat.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Ten Thousand Hours
“See, I observed Escher
I love Basquiat
I watched Keith Haring
You see I studied art
The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint
The greats were great cause they paint a lot”

Jay Z feat. Nas – BBC
“Versace plates got the Basquiat”

Lil Wayne + Rick Ross – John
“The bigger the bullet the more that bitch gon’ bang
Red on the wall, Basquiat when I paint”

Das Racist – Art School
“Jean-Michel Basquiat, hella diesel smoking pot”

Gym Class Heroes – To Bob Ross With Love
“Now watch me rock the spot like Basquiat, minus the heroin
And make my face popular like Andy did to Marilyn”

Wale – Slight Work (Remix)
Diddy: “How could not admire me? Jocking my men entirely
Chop the top off the drop and tell ’em Basquiat inspired me”

J. Cole – Rich Niggaz
“It’s like Sony signed Basquiat
He gave it all he got, and now the nigga don’t paint the same, damn.”

Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre – 3 Kings
“Millions on the wall in all my rooms
Niggas couldn’t fuck with my daughter’s room
Niggas couldn’t walk in my daughter’s socks
Banksy bitches, Basquiat”

Killer Mike – Untitled
“This is John Gotti painting pictures like Dali
This is Basquiat with a passion like Pac”

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Kanye West feat. Jay Z – That’s My Bitch
“She say I care more about them basquions
Basquiats, she learning a new word, it’s yacht”