Drake To Curate Music At Luxury Art Auction In NYC

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Money just changed everything. >The New York Times has just reported that Drake will be partnering with Sotheby's, one of the most prestigious luxury auction houses in the world, for a new exhibit and sale of art pieces created by contemporary black artists. The exhibit will run from April 28th through June 12th and is slated to include pieces from Jean-Michel Basquait, Wangechi Mutu, Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon and more.

Drake will curate the music that gallery and auction attendees hear while viewing the art pieces, and will reportedly not be paid for his selections. Tracks chosen by the Toronto MC will be divvied up among a number of listening stations throughout the gallery. "The hope is that Drake, whom Sotheby’s calls one of today’s 'foremost cultural tastemakers,' will lend some of his aura to bolster its budding private sales business," the Times noted. A spokeswoman from Drake's camp told the Times that the 28 year-old rapper “draws a lot of inspiration from visual artists.”

The 6 Man is still riding a wave of press following his surprise release of If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and is headlining a number of large-scale festivals this summer, including Governors Ball in New York City.