Jay-Z has really been speaking out lately. His latest comments had to do with his feelings about music saying that, “There is no such thing as black music.” Jay recently shared his thoughts after a performance at the University of Arizona where he shared the stage with artists like Kelly Clarkson and Third Eye Blind.
Recently, Jay has been quoted saying that the “gangsta” no longer exists [click here to read]. To some, his latest comments may have been a bit radical but Hov is definitely speaking out about the state that Hip-Hop is in and the barriers that this genre seems to often times hold.
According to Rap Radar, Jay had this to say:
“On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson,” Jay explained. “I thought that to be the oddest pairing ever but, soon realized, it’s what I’ve always professed. There is no such thing as black music or white music only good or bad music. It’s stupid cool to like things that are not like you, and that goes for outside of music. If you’re an African American you can have a Jewish friend…I think concerts like this should happen more often…I’m putting that into the universe..next up Taylor Swift and Uncle Murda!!”
BlackPlanet has the “age of Black music” come to an end? Was it ever around? Share your thoughts!