Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1 interviewed Jay-Z while he’s in the UK to perform at the Wireless festival and launch the Legends of The Summer tour with Justin Timberlake. The channel will be releasing the 4 part interview over the next few days but here’s the first part today.
Hov speaks on being punctual, recording in different studios, reuniting with Timbaland, the studio session while recording ‘BBC’, touring, arguing with Kanye over ‘Oceans’ & ‘Holy Grail’ because ‘Ye wanted them on Watch The Throne, fatherhood and more.
UPDATE: Now with video.
UPDATE 2: Back to the top with part 2 of the interview posted below. He talks about keeping ‘Holy Grail’ for his album, meaning of the verses, how he handles fame, thinking out of the box, Kanye making different music than others and more.
UPDATE 3: Added part 3. He talks about expansion of Roc Nation, signing artists, getting into sports business, not being interested in politics and thoughts on Obama.
UPDATE 4: Posted 4th and final part. He talks about Blue Ivy, family life, performing at Hackney weekend, possibility of joint tour with Beyonce, original hook on ‘Tom Ford’, concept behind ‘F.U.T.W.’, finishing up interludes on the album and more. He also mentions Watch The Throne 2.