Jay-Z is a hip hop Medici

    I was just talking to a friend about the charmed life that Jay-Z must lead. I imagine that when it gets too cold in NYC he just hops on his own plane to Miami; when he’s in the mood for an after dinner snack he has his personal chef whip up something fancy and macrobiotic; when he sees a beautiful girl in a magazine he remembers, oh yeah, that’s my wife. So it kind of makes sense that Hova is now getting into art collecting, and that the pieces he’s collected so far sell for more than most of us will make in our lifetimes.



     "I have a lot of pieces from Damien Hirst and Richard Price – they are incredible artists. Damien Hirst’s “Beat Life, Cheat Death” piece was inspired by one of my songs, so that was cool." 


    Wow. That is cool. You know what else is cool? Being able to say this: “[A]t the moment, I am just buying things I like and seeing where it takes me." 


    You know, just plunking down a few million here and few million there to see where it takes him.  


    See? Stars really are just like us – in that they take in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide. Otherwise, we have nothing in common. [Angry Ape]