Jay Z debuts "Picasso Baby" video

Jay-Z attends Samsung Mobile's celebration of the "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album, available through a customized app on July 3, 2013.
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Remember when Jay Z performed his song "Picasso Baby" at a New York City art gallery for six hours straight? Now we're seeing the results of that performance art project.

The rapper (who now goes sans hyphen) unveiled "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" Friday night on HBO. Before it aired, he made an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" to talk about rap, hip-hop and politics.

"The truth is, as far as hip-hop and arts, we were like cousins," Jay Z said. "If you think about those days when Fab Five Freddy was with Madonna and Basquiat and everything. We all went to those clubs, that's when hip-hop was more underground. The arts and hip-hop really partied together. But when art started becoming part of the gallery, it was this separation. But we pretty much came up together."

Directed by Mark Romanek and clocking in at nearly 11 minutes long, the video centers around Jay Z's marathon performance and features cameos from celebrity guests including artist Marina Abamovic, "Girls" stars Adam Driver and Jemima Kirke, filmmaker Judd Apatow and actors Taraji P. Henson, Alan Cumming and Michael K. Williams.

Watch Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" video below (Warning: contains profanity).