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Jay Z to release six-hour performance of “Picasso Baby” as HBO special

27 July 2013, 18:37 | Written by Ryan Thomas

Earlier this month Jay Z performed a single song off his new Magna Carta Holy Grail for six hours straight at an art gallery (a feat we’ve seen done before by a certain New York indie band). It turns out that six-hour run of the fittingly-titled “Picasso Baby” at New York’s Pace Gallery will be premiering on HBO on 2 August in the form of a special called Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film.

In the special’s trailer, Jay Z says, “Rap is thinking out loud. You’re putting your fears, your vulnerabilities, and your insecurities to music. Concerts are pretty much performance art, and a smaller venue is a bit more intimate, so you feel the energy of the people.”

Here’s the trailer:

[via CoS]

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