Find Out Why Drake Is Working With Sotheby's This Spring

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Drake performs on stage at Dubai International Cricket Ground on March 14, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

This April, art lovers will have Drake to thank for the music playing at Sotheby's auction house in NYC. 

The rapper has been enlisted to curate a soundtrack for an exhibit that celebrates contemporary art by black American artists. Masterpieces by artists including Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Wangechi Mutu and Jean-Michel Basquiat will be up for sale during the exhibition, the New York Times reports.

A spokesperson for the auction house says that they picked the rapper because of his "foremost cultural tastemakers." A rep for the rapper told The New York Times that he "draws a lot of inspiration from visual artists."

The event will take place from April 28 to June 12 and visitors can hear Drake's musical selections at listening stations in the gallery. He is reportedly not being paid for the gig.


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