Revelation 13:18 × Jean-Michel Basquiat

Revelation 13:18 × Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Revelation 13:18 pronouced Revelation is a new age conscious rapper and producer. He has a mission with his music to spread conscious enlightenment to the inner city communities through the knowledge of self. On March 11 , 2014 Revelation released Wave feat. J Dilla with world famous record producer J Dilla. The track was originally on J. Dilla’s album “Donuts”, the last album J Dilla released during his life, the instrumental "Donuts," was released Tuesday, February 7, 2006, three days prior to his death. Four months after the release July 17, 2014 the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture announced the donation of significant artifacts from the family of award-winning, hip-hop artist and producer, James "J Dilla" Yancey. The J. Dilla collection was donated by Dilla's mother, Maureen Yancey. In 2014 Revelation produced Old School featuring the late, world famous graffiti writer turned painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Revelation was influenced by Basquiat because he touched on different topics in is paintings from racism to politics. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings to create a conversation that will last for ages which is the message Revelation is trying to convey in his music. This song (Old School feat. Jean-Michel Basquiat and his Revelation 13:18 x Basquiat brand) would go on to inspire a Broadway musical based on the life of Basquiat composed by Jon Batiste, band leader and musical director of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with Tony winner John Doyle set to direct. Revelation also gained attention from Jay Z for his love of Basquiat and his inspiration. Jay Z even dressed up as Basquiat for halloween the same year as a nod to Revelation.



Revelation 13:18 × Basquiat