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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jay-Z Covers UK Esquire Magazine

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Jay-Z covers the May 2010 issue of UK Esquire and Jonathan Ross does the cover story. Check out an excerpt below of what Jonathan had to say about Hov.

“Musically I think he has brilliant arranging skills. The way he puts
different words , sounds and textures together is anything but
straightforward and more complex than it appears.

Although the message is different, its a bit like the first time I heard
Public Enemy. There’s clearly an intelligence at work in his lyrics (and I like “the beats”, as the kids say).

’99 problems’ sums up that deceptive simplicity he has. It sounds like an almost asinine statement, but it works perfectly in the rhyme that’s repeated. Whether you want to take it on face value or whether you want to take it as someone who’s being boastful. It’s like a movie pitch in one line.”

Jay has just embarked on the first part of his European tour, so if you’re overseas, get out and see him. The issue is available on newsstands now.