Jay-Z Discusses Kanye West, 4:44, Entrepreneurship & More On ‘Rap Radar’ Podcast
Congrats to the Rap Radar Podcast hosted by Elliott Wilson and B. Dot as their show turned two years old. To celebrate, they received one of the most requested interviews with the one and only Jay-Z. The podcast also just moved to TIDAL recently.
In part 1 of the interview, Jay-Z discusses the details and how 4:44 was created, entrepreneurship, his rocky relationship with Kanye West and more.
On responding on Beyonce’s LEMONADE: “We were working on our shit and becoming tight and super real with each other, “That shit didn’t mean nothing. It’s hard, of course. It’s difficult to go through, but the real shit…I was there the whole time, the tour, the making of the album, it was therapeutic. It was good. It’s good to deal with your shit. It’s so worth it.”
On his relationship with Kanye: It’s not even about Kanye,” he said. “It really isn’t. It’s just his name is there, right? Because it’s just honest, it’s truthful, what happened. But I’m saying, the whole point is, you got hurt because this guy was talking about you on a stage but what really hurt me was, you can’t bring my kids and my wife into it. Kanye’s my little brother. He’s talked about me a hundred times. He made a song called ‘Big Brother.’ We’ve gotten past bigger issues. But you brought my family into it and now it’s a problem with me. Now, it’s a real, real problem.
On three great albums LEMONADE, 4:44, and A Seat at the Table came from the elevator incident: “I think we went into that elevator great artists,” he said. “That don’t surprise me. I’ve always loved Solange’s music. I think she was slept on before this album. I thought the album before this one was amazing too. Incredible artist. Bey made an incredible album before, a hundred of ’em. She literally has 100 hits. It isn’t like she didn’t have hits before this last album. It sounds good. It’s a good thing to say.”
Watch Part 1 below!