I wanna Rothko,

from Jay Z – Picasso Baby Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Mark Rothko was a key figure in the American abstract expressionist movement of the 1940’s. His work dealt primarily with large fields of pure color and texture. Rothko was a deeply spiritual dude, and his paintings were intended to inspire powerful emotions, even tears!

Hova, who has mentioned Rothko several times before, counts him as one of his favourite painters, and has some of his work hanging on his walls.

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