Jay-Z To Eulogize Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat At Paris Concert

Roc Nation, rapper Jay-Z’s entertainment outlet, disclosed in both English and French dialects that the Hip-Hop icon would be going to Paris, France to pay homage to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The rap legend will eulogize the deceased musicians with a concert that will occur simultaneously with the “Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands” exhibition. It will recognize the multiple collaborations between the pair. The concert will take place on Friday (April 14) at 9 p.m. Tiffany & Co. will serve as the sponsor. 

It’s been a terrific period for the Marcy-Brooklyn rapper. When he received three 2022 Grammy nods, he became the most-nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 83. He had previously been tied with producer/composer Quincy Jones at 80.

Jay-Z made his Grammy debut in 1999 with three nominations, two from his now seminal Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life album and one for his collaboration with Jermaine Dupri, “Money Ain’t a Thang.” He won but did not attend the awards, later saying he “boycotted” them because fellow New Yorker rapper DMX had not been nominated despite racking up two No.1 albums in a year. Jay-Z has been nominated in 18 of the 22 Grammy years since then.

Soon before receiving the nominations, Jay-Z began an Instagram account and used it to promote the new Netflix movie, The Harder They Fall, which he produced. He deleted the page shortly after it arose.

‘Jigga’ was also featured on the soundtrack. He recorded “King Kong Riddim,” a standout song from the soundtrack to The Harder They Fall featuring Jadakiss, Conway the Machine, and British drill-grime star Backroad Gee.

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