Jay-Z. My favorite hip hop artist alive. I've been inspired by his music and his contribution to the genre since Reasonable Doubt. I've watched him evolve into a global icon over the years, but watched myself evolve through his music at the same time. It used to be that I'd blast his music through my headphones, and take myself to the places that his lyrics painted. What I didn't know, was that one day he'd be my inspiration for many of the Hella Original pieces that are upcoming.
You may have heard Picasso Baby on his album, through iTunes, or on Pandora, but have you ever watched the video? I've watched it for what seems like a billion times, and am inspired with each viewing. There's something about the artistry that triggers something in me. Check it out and see where it takes you!