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Jay-Z bought one of Swizz Beats original paintings of legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on the hood of a Benz.
Swizz takes to twitter to celebrate selling of his artwork:
“Look who purchased my Basquiat on Benz Hood 2day,” Swizz wrote. “What a honor and Blessing I’m so grateful for the support! July 4 its Showtime ART LIFE!!! I will use proceeds to continue helping kids in need.”
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Rapper, producer, designer and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz has added another job to his resume: visual artist.
The Bronx native auctioned off his first original art piece — a cool portrait of Muhammad Ali painted on a vintage Porsche hood — at a benefit for Smile Design Gallery on Tuesday night.
The piece sold for $24,000 and will be donated to charity.
Music video by Slaughterhouse performing Throw It Away. © 2012 Interscope
Hip-hop power couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have put their beautiful NYC home up for sale. For just a little under $18 mil, the 6167-square-foot triplex with 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 4 powder rooms can be yours! They’d definitely be making a come up if they get their asking price, as they bought it for $12.7 million from Lenny Kravitz back in February 2010.
The crib features terrace views of Soho, a private wine cellar, master suite with spa, gourmet eat-in kitchen and a floating glass staircase. Check out some pics below. Read More
On Wednesday (November 30) Swizz unveiled his first design for Lotus, a red chrome Limited Edition Evora GTE Road Car.
“This is a ground-breaking, amazing moment,” Swizz said. “I tell everyone, sky’s not the limit, it’s just a view. This is just the beginning of things going to the next level. My father is here, my beautiful wife is here. This is a blessing.”
Lotus Cars CEO Dany Bahar told Billboard.biz that the company is hoping to grab younger consumer’s attention through it’s partnership with Swizz.
More pics after the jump. Read More