The Complete Guide To Jean-Michel Basquiat References In Hip-Hop

Kanye West On His Work In "Love Lockdown", 2008

Kanye West is no stranger to referencing visual art in his music. He summed up the creation of the song "Love Lockdown" as, "You just do a Basquiat painting over the whole test. And sure, every answer is wrong, but look, it makes a beautiful picture." Apparently, Basquiat taught Yeezy how to bring a collage aesthetic to this track.

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