"Beat Bop" JEAN-MICHEAL BASQUIAT (Framed)
12" Record Sleeve with Black & White vinyl designed by Jean-Micheal Basquiat (1983)
"Beat Bop" Rammellzee (1983). Framed 12" Record Sleeve with Black & White vinyl - This is the 2003 Limited Edition Record Store Day Release.
The track was initially intended as a battle rap between Rammellzee and Basquiat, following heated arguments between the two. Basquiat claimed he could out-rap, out-dance, and out-paint anybody.
The resulting track is known as one of hip-hop's "Holy Grail" & has often been called the most valuable hip-hop record ever made!
In May 2017 Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s becoming the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark.
Before his untimely death in 1988 Basquiat designed several record covers.