AUDIO: Fred The Godson – Raise The Bar


New York’s Fred The Godson is back with a new offering as he takes JAY Z’s “Picasso Baby” instrumental to serve up his own freestyle remix version titled “Raise The Bar.”  As always, Fred steps up to the plate and demonstrates just why he’s one of the East Coast’s most promising rising talents.  Take a listen as the wordsmith spits braggadocios rhymes about his level of skill and also uses his lazy punch line flow to pay homage to several artists he respects and thinks highly of.

VIDEO: JAY Z – Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film


Life+Times unveils JAY Z’s newest art inspired music video for “Picasso Baby” which was shot last month inside an art gallery in New York.  Directed by Mark Romanek, the 10-minute short film is definitely a new experience and unqiue presentation as Jay performs as a living work of art for six hours straight.  The upbeat music video came out exceptionally well and theres also opening and closing scenes with Hov giving insight into the music video’s creative direction.

VIDEO: JAY Z – Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film | HBO Trailer


JAY Z’s #NewRules campaign continues as the Brooklyn MC unveils a new trailer to his upcoming music video for “Picasso Baby” which is featured on his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail.  More importantly, Hov is linking up with HBO to premiere his special art performance visual and excersing an alternative option besides simply taking his act to familiar territory like YouTube.  Check out the preview released by HBO today and get a glimpse of what’s to come.

AUDIO: The Kid Daytona – Picasso Baby Freestyle


The Kid Daytona drops off a new freestyle over “Picasso Baby” which was one of Jay-Z’s standout tracks on Magna Carta Holy Grail.  Feeling inspired, Daytona decided to commandeer the instrumental and shares his worldly experiences.  Take a listen and download the track below and read what the Bronx native had to say about the motivation behind his latest effort.

With me headed back to France, I felt inspired to kick a few bars over Picasso Baby.. The whole fly art talk that Jay was displaying on the track, bought me back to my visit to Le Louvre. And all the images that I would see in text books, and magazines.. I was now seeing in person. Who’d have thought a kid from the South Bronx would be able to see other parts of the world, doing something that he loves and believes in.. And always dreamed of. Rap Music! Enjoy yall.