Yasiin Bey – “Basquiat Ghostwriter” (Video)

blame it on Patrick Glynn August 19, 2015

Over the last two weeks or so, Yasiin Bey has had himself an interesting run in the blog world. First, he tried his hand at comedy. Then, he challenged anyone and everyone to a rap battle, promising he’d win. Then Lupe challenged him. Then he took the challenge back. Then he released a song out of left-field paying homage to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Now that song, “Basquiat Ghostwriter,” has a visual, which is just as abstract as a Basquiat piece.

The video has distorted, negative footage of Basquiat painting in the street, Mos Def rapping, Mexican luchadors, Basquiat painting and more. It’s an offbeat visual for an offbeat song. Watch it above.