Video: Jay-Z – Picasso Baby (A Performance Art Piece)

Added Jay’s interview with Bill Maher after the jump.

Propers: Yardie

Related: The Inside Story of Jay Z’s ‘Picasso Baby’ Video

Previously: Jay-Z Calls Big Boy’s Neighborhood

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14 Responses to “Video: Jay-Z – Picasso Baby (A Performance Art Piece)”

  1. ayo Says:

    Pleez under ten geez at a time

    A legal intern rev…..

  2. Casket Face Says:

    This vice life aint for no nigga under 25, room is spinning right now….these wings good as fuck though.

  3. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Told you

  4. ayo Says:

    Some niggas stupid

    They think its all about them

  5. ayo Says:

    Its all about the moneyyyyy

  6. Casket Face Says:

    tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 5:55 pm
    ‘Monk’ Metcalf: Crying about how Junebug and his people got lit up. Crying about how Omar on the street running his mouth, calling for you to step to.
    Marlo Stanfield: Omar say what?
    Chris Partlow: Nothing.
    Chris Partlow: Omar tried calling you out by name, but shit, no one –
    Marlo Stanfield: What he say about me?
    Chris Partlow: Nothing, man. Just talking shit.
    Marlo Stanfield: He used my name? In the street?
    Marlo Stanfield: Talk, motherfucker!
    ‘Monk’ Metcalf: He just, you know, say that you need to step to and that . . . I don’t know. He just running his mouth some.
    Marlo Stanfield: He call me a punk?
    Chris Partlow: It was bullshit, man. You ain’t need that on your mind.
    Marlo Stanfield: What the fuck you know about what I need on my mind, motherfucker? My name was on the street? When we bounce from this shit here, y’all going to go down on them corners and let the people know: Word did not get back to me. Let them know Marlo step to any motherfucker — Omar, Barksdale, whoever. My name is my name!


    I always thought Chris had more sense than Marlo …that’s fucked up Chris that much of a soldier he took all them joints for Marlo’s stupidity.

    I never thought that “My Name Is My Name” shit was fly.

  7. infared Says:

    @ casket

    i feel you, but in the street it’s different. in the corporate world, you got your resume, places you worked, education etc

    in the street, all you have is your name and your word. your name is your résumé. you live and die by that shit.

    9-5 guys can let petty shit go, they got careers to worry about. don’t have time for the street bs. however, if you in the street, you better entertain someone talking that shit. doesn’t matter how you handle it, but you have to address it.

  8. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Las night >

  9. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Feel like a few ice.cream.scoops been taken out my.brain

    I aint even e


    Soon as this plane land smoothly ima re fuel.n.take.back off

  10. Casket Face Says:


    See that’s the thing, I’m retired, but truth is, out there it doesn’t matter. We had a reputation but that reputation was always a calling card for being tested. And after a while once it’s realized that you can’t be taken out straight up people start playing dirty. Then when there’s no rules, there’s no order and without order the streets are chaos. At that point it isn’t about the nucleus of the matter anymore. Money.

    In The Wire, Marlo lost everything and everyone. He got a second chance and almost squandered it on some young punks. That was the show the system got you TRAPPED as a black man and Levy the lawyer knew it.

    Also Marlo and Omar clashed over their “name”, and in the end a crack baby derelict named Kinard peeled Omar’s cap back and the coroner put the toe tag on the wrong body …symbolizing his “name” means nothing in the real world.

    Meanwhile Prop Joe and Stringer were ghosts in both worlds, but also the richest niggas in Baltimore.

    as far as the business in the real world, especially for white folks …YOUR NAME is YOUR NAME. It’s your brand and your reputation is on the line at all times. No matter how well you do, if you mess up someone’s money, it’s wrap…word to Amschel Rothschild.

  11. infared Says:

    @ casket

    if the mans name is his brand, then i could defiently see how his name could be everything in the corporate world 2 for sure.

    & what it comes down to weather you’re in the street it not a man just has to choose his battles. can’t fight in the street for everything little thing or else you’ll get caught up..and man i could tell you so much about the system it’s crazy. the system is designed to keep you down once you catch that charge.

    who’s gonna hire a felon? mcdonalds? smh no thanks. i seen to many of my boys go through that.

  12. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Apply street rules to the office

  13. Spirit Equality Says:

    Bragging about street exploits online is ridiculous. Either you’re lying and you’re retarded or you’re telling the truth and you’re indicting yourself, like your IP address can’t be tracked.

  14. Spirit Equality Says:

    On topic though, the only thing good about “Picasso Baby” is the last minute or so of that song when Jay decides to actually start putting effort into his rapping. This video is a bit weird, it’s like Jay as a museum piece. Then he gets escorted out by his security and a phalanx of white cops that would have shot him in the streets for doing what he was talking about on the song. SMH.

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