Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jay-Z "Made In The U.S.A." Interview Magazine February 2010

A great and lenghthy sit-down with noted film critic Elvis Mitchell for the February Issue of Interview. Insight into Eminem's dark success and the music business is just some of the gems Hov always seems to have ready for us.

Read the full article here.

"I just really love the music. Everyone who makes music is a good collaborator at their foundation because in order to make music, you have to connect to it in a way that other people can’t. Other things can get in the way, whether it’s the boxes that people put themselves in, or the feelings they might have towards a person. But those things don’t get in the way for me. To me, there shouldn’t be any lines. All these ways we classify things as R&B and hip-hop and rock . . . It’s bullshit. It’s all music. If you put yourself in that box, then you won’t be able to hear that it’s all music at its soul. When people say stuff like, “Oh, that’s soft rock. I don’t listen to that,” I find that elitist. It’s music-racist. [laughs]"

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