Jay-Z offers a sneak peek into his "Picasso Baby" music video, ahead of the premiere of HBO special "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" on August 2 at 11 P.M. Wearing a white shirt and dark pants, he faces the crowd for a live exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York.
"Rap is thinking out loud, and you're putting your fears and your vulnerabilities and your insecurities to music," explains the rap mogul in the preview. "Concerts are pretty much performance art, and a smaller venue is a bit more intimate, so you feel the energy of the people."
"Picasso Baby" is taken off his latest studio installment "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail". He spent six straight hours performing the track over and over again for a crowd of people including Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming, and performance artist Marina Abramovic.