When Rap Meets the Art World

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  • Swizz Beatz
  • Kanye Meets Murakami
  • "Beat Bop"
  • The Legends of Hip Hop
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Ras Kass, Van Gogh
  • Kehinde Wiley
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Damon Dash
  • Fab 5 Freddy

"Beat Bop"

Art legend Jean-Michel Basquiat designed the cover for the influential 1983 12-inch "Beat Bop" from K-Rob and pioneering rapper Rammellzee. Basquiat paid to produce and distribute the record as well, which was originally intended as a rap battle between him and Ram about his street-art cred.  

(Photo: Profile Records)

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