Jay-Z gets in-depth in his first interview since 4:44 release.
In this episode, Jay-Z sits down with the two journalist to talk deeply about his album 4:44 and more. While most interviews typically talk more about a rapper’s personal life, Elliot Wilson and B.Dot really dig deep into Jay’s most recent album.
Off top, Jay-Z talks about how he began working on it. Especially being an older rapper, he says that he began studying timeless artists before he got into recording the project.
“Before I started this album, I studied like not just hip hop, any genre. I studied Prince, I studied Michael.” Jay tells the podcast. He goes onto say “I really had to like think about what I wanted to say [on this album]. Think about what was the next thing, the next thing to I wanted to say. I didn’t want to just make an album just to put out some music, I wanted it to be important. So it took me a minute to get to that point.”
4:44 is definitely one of the best hip hop projects of the year and is one of Jay’s most personal. Both Elliot Wilson and B.Dot do a great job at picking at his brain in part one of their interview with Hov.
Check out part one of their interview with Jay-Z below: