Hip-Hop royalty entered the building earlier today where Hot 97 and Angie Martinez gave the interview of a life time. Jay-Z stopped by to promoted his platinum selling album "Magna Carta Holy Grail".They talked about a number of things from his new album, to reading blogs and more.
He's all about this #fact things and doing things differently this time around. Angie questioned him further about Blue Ivy, Love & Hip-Hop, Beyonce, (who he said has over 100,000 amazing songs that she plays over and over in the house) Miley Cyrus, President Obama his recording sessions and a whole lot more. Check out a few highlights and listen to the full interview below.
On Trayvon Martin and the news cycle:
"I was just watching the trial and man, it's strange how you can just see everyone's agenda when their talking about things. CNN is almost like TMZ. Certain things it’s like, aww man, this is really just entertainment. It’s really all for ratings. And you squeeze a bit of information in there."
On how he was affected by his parents splitting up:
"They were together my early years, till I was 9 or something. That's what made it worse, because I knew. Some people don't even get to feel that sort of love at all so you can't miss what you don't have. It's still this empty feeling. There's more of an empty feeling having it, then having it taken away from you."
On being a father:
“[It's] just more reaffirming the things that’s really important in life and editing your life in such a way that you don’t have anything that’s distracting you. Anything that’s taking away from that time you should be with your child.”
“I fail all the time. I’m a person that loves to win. I don’t hate to lose.”
On if he reads blogs: “Not that much, but once in a while, yeah. More music though, just music. Not like we worried about gossip. It’s not my business.”
On watching reality TV, including “Love & Hip Hop”: “I’ve seen everything at least once or twice. I’m really an ESPN, HBO guy.”
“I just don’t need money. … I think success is just being able to do what you like to do on your terms.”
On buying back the rights to Roc-A-Fella:“We just got it back from Universal. Thank you guys up there. The chain remains.”
On Miley Cyrus' new musical style (since he shouts her out on "Somewhere In America":
"She's fearless, just being herself and expressing herself. I think it's more a reaction of people wanting her to beHannah Montana. Just watching the situation, people want her to be something and she's like, 'I'm not that. I was 6-years-old, they want me to be 6-years-old forever.' That must be really frustrating, and this is her reaction to it."
“I love it...It’s polarizing because it’s art. That’s what art is; it forces you to have an opinion. What’s good for the genre is [Yeezus] pushes it forward."
On the possibility of Watch The Throne 2:
"Yeah. Hopefully, yeah. It hasn't begun."
On his relationship with Dame Dash:
"We created something that’s going to go down forever, so I can only have love for Dame. I just don’t know where we are in our life. We’re not the same two men at that time when we gelled in that way. I haven’t seen him in a while. I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and smart guy."Source: The YBF