Picasso Baby!

Picasso Baby!

Picasso Baby Detail

(Jean-Michel Basquiat Detail)

Picasso, Baby! is a network graph that visualises the connections between rappers and the modern & contemporary painters they name drop in their rhymes.

Spanning 1979 – 2014 the graph gives a glimpse of the historical relationship that rappers have to the artistic mastery of Pablo Picasso, the perceived archetypal divisiveness of Yoko Ono, the ever present Jay-Z factor and the recent increasing popularity of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The interactive version of the graph is here

Rap Geeks can submit a correction here

Rap Fans can pre-order the poster here