Watch the original Eartha Kitt and Basquiat interviews that inspired JAY-Z's "Footnotes for '4:44'"

Andrea Aguilar

 // Jul 27, 2017

JAY-Z's 4:44 has been widely celebrated for both its bold transparency and the stunning visuals that have surfaced afterward via his "Footnotes" series. Fans have already been gifted episodes for tracks "The Story of O.J.," "Kill Jay Z," and the LP's title track. And the latter is filled with viral video clips that exude joy and pain. The juxtaposition is powerful and also includes Eartha Kitt's thoughts on relationships and a quick Basquiat cameo. Both references can be watched below.

REVOLT TV is the exclusive television home for JAY-Z's 'Footnotes' series. Watch Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET.

Eartha Kitt on love and compromise
Kelly Gourdji
Jean Michel Basquiat 1985 interview
Chestershire Films
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