Monday, November 2, 2015

From Rags to Riches


Born into a rough-and-tumble life at the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn - this rap mogul hustled his way up to a penthouse in Tribeca, Manhattan. As a young man, he sold crack. But these days, he sings a very different tune. Jay Z's songs sell everything from Burberry to Hermes. It's a true rags to riches story.

Detail of Jay Z portrait

This is part of a new series of portraits called frabic, and it measures 16" by 20".
Please visit again soon.

"I keep you workin' at Hermes,
Burkin bag 
Manolo Blahnik Tim's,
 aviator lens
 600 drops, Mercedes Benz
The only time you wear Burberry to swim

And I don't have to worry, only worry is him."

- Jay Z  (lyrics from Bonnie and Clyde)

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