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Highlights: Jay-Z Talks to Angie Martinez About Kanye, RocNation Artists and ‘Watch the Throne’

Hip-hop pioneer Jay-Z stopped by Hot 97 in NYC for a surprise interview with Angie Martinez.  He talked about a multitude of things including his RocNation artists, Watch the Throne, an “Otis” music video and those rumors about him and Kanye not getting along:

On reportedly feuding with Kanye over creative differences:“Kanye’s my brother… Yes, we get on each other’s nerves. We push each other to be greater. Of course, there are times when we’re in the studio and we’re yelling. I would never disrespect that man or put my hands on him.”

On Watch the Throne“I think this album is the perfect album at the perfect time.”

On what he keeps in his Maybach: Ace of Spades, Nerds candy, an Hermès throw blanket, a couple Yankees hats, and sunglasses.

On President Obama: “The President is like the second coolest person in the world [next to me].”

On the Spike Jonze-directed video for “Otis”: “It’s very simple and very amazing.”

On his film partnership with Will Smith: “We did a co-venture between Overbrook and Roc Nation.”

On signing his Roc Nation artists including J. Cole, Jay Electronica, and Bridget Kelly: “If you gon’ come sign to Roc Nation, just realize that it’s gon’ take a second. I’m into artists, I’m not really into putting a single out.”

In related news….

Kanye West gave a slam dunk performance of his hits at the Australian music festival, “Splendour In The Grass.” LOVE the stage backdrop! Fan footage below:









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