On his birthday and the anniversary of Jean-Michael Basquiat's death, JR Castro premieres his Basquiat Tribute lyric video for "Get Home" featuring Kid Ink and Quavo of Migos at The ArtSpace Galleries in Los Angeles, Zurich and Cologne. As his DJ Mustard produced single continues to explode online and at radio, Castro gives viewers a unique view of his hometown of Las Vegas. An artist in his own right beyond music, JR Castro not only co-directed the video with Jessi Malay, but also worked, designed and choreographed all the graphic effects with the animators.
Feeling a deep connection to Basquiat, JR Castro explains the impact the artist had on his life. "SAMO (Basquiat) most importantly represented the culture," explains Castro. "He is everything hip hop. That his art wasn't respected at first, yet his greatness found a way, that is everything."