Macklemore in the Christie's Basquiat videos, 2013
This year, art auction house Christie's released a series of videos where friends of Basquiat as well as artists and performers inspired by the painter commented on his life. In one of the videos, Macklemore delivers a touching speech on Basquiats's influence on his art. He says, "When he got with Warhol it was like everyone just tore him down. That's such a weird feeling as an artist to make something that's pure, that's from the heart, that is who you are, and have a group of people shit on you." You can watch the full video here.