Remember when Jay Z performed the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby” at New York’s Pace Gallery for six straight hours? (How could you not, right?) Well, it turns out that its filming won’t just be released as just any ordinary music video. HBO has just announced they will air it as a special called Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film on Friday, August 2nd at 11 p.m. eastern time. The airing will be preceded by Jay’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.
“Rap is thinking out loud. You’re putting your fears, your vulnerabilities, and your insecurities to music,” Hov says in the film’s trailer. “Concerts are pretty much performance art, and a smaller video is a little more intimate, so you feel the energy of the people.” Watch it below.