All of the art, artists and art institutions name checked on Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby"
Via the hip-hop lyric annotation site rapgenius.com (don’t click if dirty words make you sad), the track mentions:
“a billion Jeff Koons balloons”
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci
the Met Museum
the Tate Modern
the nombre d’or (French for the “golden ratio”)
SAMO (a graffiti tag used by Basquiat and others)
* A French designer of incredibly upsetting masks with no eye or mouth holes; a diamond-encrusted Margiela mask was worn onstage by Kanye West during a recent performance in Atlantic City. How he managed to perform rap music in a mask with no mouth hole is unknown to this writer.