Talk show legend David Letterman returned to what he does best with the new Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. He is hosting 6 episodes of hour long chats on the streaming service, which kicked of January 12th and airing monthly till June.
The latest guest on the show is none other than Jay-Z. The nearly hour long chat between the former late-night host and the man once known as H.O.V.A. goes to territories like his marital issues, selling crack as a 16 year old and bringing $2000 a day back home, sexual orientation of the rapper’s mother, President Trump, criminal justice reform, the usage of the N-word, the old East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry, relationship with Kanye West and much more.
Jay-Z didn’t shy away from naming some of his influences in Rap: “There’s so many great people,” Jay-Z replies. “Biggie Smalls of course, Tupac of course … Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick.” “Are there guys who are successful that are not good?” Letterman asked to take the convo further. “Of course,” Jay-Z says. “All the time – it’s like everything else.” Letterman tries to press him to name someone who’s topped charts but can’t rap. Jay-Z goes total diplomatic and answers the question with another question. “How ’bout this,” he says. “Who’s on TV in late night, right now, that’s not even remotely funny?”
Watch the full interview with a lot of gems as expected on this link.