I love watching Jay-Z interviews. He’s an interesting character defined by a provocative dichotomy in his personality – his dual talents for business and rhyme. As a young man growing up in the Marcy Housing Projects section of Brooklyn, New York, he practiced his emcee penmanship while surviving off his mastery of the street corner hustle. It’s hard enough just getting by in the environment he was raised in but he proved to be quite the prodigy at whichever trade he chose.
His is a tale of talent too grand to fail.
Here he sits down with Charlie Rose to discuss topics ranging from his childhood home, street hustling days, peers, and future aspirations. It’s a eye-opening glimpse into the character behind the persona of a truly genuine artist.