Date: 2009

Lyric: “I got Warhol’s on my hall’s walls/I got Basquiat’s in the lobby of my spot.”

Complex says: By 2009 Jay had already referenced both Warhol and Basquiat, but this lyric was different from past lines. Before, Jay’s namedrops felt forced, as if he was just trying to sound knowledgeable. But on this line, Jay was actually boasting about owning art. Not bad for a guy who once claimed all he needed was some Nike Airs and a bucket hat.