Many consider Jay-Z as one of the most legendary rappers in the Hip-Hop world and there are many good reasons for that. On top of his musical prowess, Hov is also a smart businessman and is worth over a billion dollars for good reason. He also realizes that people love to gamble.
As reported earlier, Right after LL Cool J got his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Jay-Z also followed suit. The legendary artist was inducted by former president Barack Obama and Dave Chappelle.
Pharrell Williams is certainly well aware of how Jay-Z goes about his work as Williams has worked with Jay-Z numerous times over the past two decades including “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me),” “Excuse Me Miss” and “Change Clothes.
While speaking on The FADER Uncovered podcast, Pharrell Williams talked about Jay-Z’s creative process when it comes to producing music and revealed an amazing fact about it.
JAY-Z is another one — people don’t realize that. He’s one of us,” he said. “He’s not good because he’s just made good records. No! He’s really a character. He’s an odd guy. When you have a conversation with him, it’s not a regular conversation.
When he writes, he’s just sitting there mumbling to himself — in falsetto, by the way,” he explained. “Yo, when he writes a rhyme, he doesn’t go, ‘[tough voice] Chyea! When the Remy’s in the system’ — he doesn’t do that.
He goes, ‘[falsetto voice] Yo, yo, when the Remy’s in the system/Ain’t no telling will I fuck ’em? Will I diss ’em?/That’s what they be yellin’/I’m a pimp by blood.’ And he taps you on the shoulder and takes it back again. He writes in falsetto.”
That’s odd and different and weird and amazing! And makes him a character … I gotta ask him why he does that, I don’t know why he does it. But he’s always done that.”
Jay-Z will continue to shine in any field he works in and his perfectionism is exactly why he succeeds in evening he does.
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