Jay-Z Currently Rapping "Picasso Baby" for Six Hours Straight in New York Gallery

Jay-Z Currently Rapping "Picasso Baby" for Six Hours Straight in New York Gallery
Magna Carta Holy Grail's art history overload has taken the set's "Picasso Baby" to the Pace Gallery in New York, where Jay-Z's currently performing the song for six hours straight.

Hova hit the gallery earlier today (July 10) and is being filmed spitting the song over a six-hour stretch. The whole thing is reportedly being filmed for a music video, and this may be one of the "6 pieces of art" the rapper hinted at during a Twitter Q&A with fans earlier this week.

You can see an Instagram video of the performance down below.

The National made a similar move earlier this year by performing their High Violet track "Sorrow" for six hours straight at New York's MoMA PS1. That said, Jay-Z's no stranger to repetition, having played "Niggas in Paris" back to back into the dozens during the Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West.

"Picasso Baby" includes a number of nods to the art world, referencing Pablo Picasso (obviously), Mark Rothko, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Leonardo Da Vinci, while namedropping galleries like the MoMA, the Louvre, the Tate Modern, and more.

UPDATE: As The Fader reports, Jay-Z is indeed using the performance for a new "docu-music video," which is being directed by Mark Romanek ("99 Problems"). Performance artist Marina Abramović stopped by the gallery earlier to film a routine with Jay-Z.

UPDATE 2: You can also now watch some more footage below via Miss Info.