Jay-Z Records "Picasso Baby" Video In 6 Hours With A Host Of Artsy Fans

(AllHipHop News) Jay-Z’a Magna Carta Holy Grail just dropped, but the rapper continued the momentum by recording a video for “Picasso Baby,” a process that had him rapping the song for about 6 hours straight.

The event happened at Pace Gallery in New York in the early afternoon, about 12 pm and wrapped about 6:45pm Wednesday evening.

During the event, fans, graphic artists and some celebrities were ushered in and out to record several takes of the video throughout the day.

SEE ALSO: REVIEW: Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

Attendees included Tyson Beckford, Wale, Rap Radar’s Elliot Wilson, Rosie Perez, Datwon Thomas of VIBE, Michael K. Williams Of “The Wire” fame, and AllHipHop’s Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur and a very eclectic mixture of artists, fans and other assorted people.

The video was directed by Mark Romanek, who also constructed Jay’s “99 Problems.”

Below are a few video clips from Chuck Creekmur’s Vine account on the video set.

Jay-Z and Rosie Perez

  • Good look for Chuck!

  • Celz

    Don’t do it Jay.. Don’t fall off like Kanye.. I heard a few tracks and I’m far from impressed.. I guess money does change niccas.. Livin vicariously through Frank Lucas may have given us the last classic Jay Album..


    • “Fall of like Kanye” Haha Kanye’s album was critically acclaimed, sorry bro.

      • Celz

        What does critically acclaimed mean? The opinion of someone who reviews music professionaly.. It’s an opinion and as someone who knows more about lyricism and lyrical content in Hip-Hop than those critics gave my opinion, and many Hip-Hop fans would agree. Neither is better than the other, and you are free to dismiss any opinion you choose.

        But if I grew up in a time where Rick Ross and Lil Wayne were considered greats I guess I would get excited about a great album even if the artist was capable of better shyt..

      • Julian Ausar

        The music industry pays (payola) for good reviews (to big name artist) because they are the investors. If you don’t buy– that don’t recoup monies. Kanye would have been considered whack in the golden era (90’s)–College Dropout was really a gamble for Roc-A-Fella they knew that if it didn’t sell they could recoup monies from his beats. Sorry but Kanye is a real clown–but a very rich one–lol.

      • Celz

        His first 3 albums were hot… After that lol

    • Choppaliss

      lol lol now be serious

      • Celz

        Listen to Black Album and listen to this, then Listen to College Dropout and Yeezus and tell me I’m not..

    • ThatGuy109

      Bruh, sit yo azz down somewhere and watch the Throne! Don’t say anything.. just watch, listen and take notice of whatthe hell you’re encountering right now… It’s Jay nigga.. .Jay… Show a little bit of #Respect

      • Celz

        You must be 12.. lol the new shyt is hot compared to Young Money.. Not late 90s early 2000s Hip-Hop real talk..

        Cormega, Nas, AZ, Ras Kass, Crooked I, Big L, Beanie Sigel, Kurupt (in his prime), Chino XL, Eminem, Nature, Xzibit (before pimp my ride)… These are the old Jay’s competition.. Now it’s Tyga, Rick Ross, and etc etc.. I haven’t heard a decent Jay verse since the Kendrick remix and Kendrick killed him on that..

        Lol niccas is funny I get downvoted when I say Jay is the GOAT and I get downvoted when I keep it real and say he’s not where he used to be..

      • Julian Ausar

        Yo Celz–a lot of these young cats (i’m still young myself) think this sh** out now is hip hop–some of it is–but most of it’s not—when artist focus to much on the money side–it takes away from the artistic side of it–and the artistic side is what moves the spirit or gives it that damn hold up what that nicca say?!

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  • IToldYoMommaYouAintSh_t

    Chuck Creekmur…is illseed WHAT!!!? Lol good look

    • johnblacksad

      El Barksdale been said that about a decade ago

    • What makes you say that from this?

      • IToldYoMommaYouAintSh_t

        He logged in and typed a whole illseed post in the rumor section but forgot to sign in with his illseed admin account and signed in with Chuck Creekmur

      • LOL IDK if Chuck always been Illseed though because Illseed’s tone changed and they had other rumor ppl for awhile

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  • Wavpin

    The greatest …

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  • I done told you all that this is the year that Lil Wayne’s career comes to an end….People like Jay-Z been here before Wayne and will be here after, and still making hits. Do your thing Jay-z

  • 5789007

    Niggas be hating on Jigga something terrible. Que haters in 3…..2…..1

  • Julian Ausar

    Still luv Hov–but this sh@@ is not his best work–i don’t feel that connection! I just want to hear some good raw hip-hop–Old school–new school–don’t matter–just hip-hop…i guess it’s all in the underground—-whatup SkyZoo!

  • Truth Powell

    This feels so unauthentic…..look at all those bozo fake artists worshipping Jay’s lame ass…..and I know I heard that sample before. I’m thinking a 50 song with Dre production…does anyone know?