Video: Jay-Z Interview w/ MySpace UK

In part 1 of this interview, Jay talks about starting out in music, why he put Reasonable Doubt together, his times in High School with Biggie & Busta, “Hard Knock Life,” making Vol. 1: In My Lifetime after Reasonable Doubt and how he messed that one up for radio play and can’t listen to it anymore and finally the blueprint for The Blueprint.

Props to ICE

Previously: Jay-Z on Real Time With Bill Maher (Video)


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76 Responses to “Video: Jay-Z Interview w/ MySpace UK”

  1. Joe 88 Says:

    Great fucking interview.

    I know what he means when he say his house was the party house.

    Earth, wind & fire FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. FUPM618 Says:

    *interviews with myspace US talks about when Jay use to make dope albums*

  3. Dan. Says:

    What’s a myspace?

  4. nation Says:

    >> Great fucking interview.

    co-sign

    *watches Bill Maher*

  5. I Fux Says:

    niggas dont send me a dm that Nah has a new Dom Kennedy mixtape? wtf! WOOOOOOO

    Diz Gibran Show and Prove >_________

  6. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    @ cOLD

    I abuse Henny on a weekly basis, so i just felt like switching it up to no avail but tonight will be a yak night.

    @ Billz

    Good lookin’ holmes, appreciate it.

  7. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    @Dblock

    Ayo

  8. Joe 88 Says:

    Wow @ myself

    *listens to more old Joe88 Jay*

  9. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Daps all around

  10. Joe 88 Says:

    @D_Block

    Yo, i’m feeling myself (pause) on the music tip, i’m finding hella old shit I made, if you wanna hear some old J88 from 2000 *straight face* let me know, i’ll upload it & send it to you.

  11. I Fux Says:

    Yo Dblock get that dom? that shit is nice.

  12. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    @Dblock

    Ayo
    ^
    Wassup bitch?

  13. nation Says:

    so apparently Joe did have 20 bucks…

    http://nahright.com/2009/08/28/rip-dj-am/#comment-2250366

  14. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Yo Dblock get that dom? that shit is nice.
    ^
    Say what?

  15. I Fux Says:

    Dom Kennedy THE BEST AFTER BOBBY Mixtape. I dont know if it was you or ATCQ who fucked with his Future Street Sounds Album, but this mixtape came out nowhere for real

  16. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Someone told me that the new Dom is just old freestyles on new beats or something. I passed

    @Dblock

    Wattup toto, you got owed out yesterday?

  17. I Fux Says:

    he murders DOA calls it Arrive On Time.. whoa!

  18. Joe 88 Says:

    lol @ nation

    let me find out some old white nigga stole my whole steez (pause)

  19. I Fux Says:

    Someone told me that the new Dom is just old freestyles on new beats or something. I passed

    ^^^ no way to many new references but there is some old shit on there.

    Jay should scoop him up for Roc Nation, I swear to god, He will give Jay his first real westcoast Artist that can fuck with anyone lyrically and orginality

  20. I Fux Says:

    *dead* at that old white man JOE88

  21. D_Block_4_life AKA heat the track up like abodo/sazon/sofrito Says:

    Dom Kennedy THE BEST AFTER BOBBY Mixtape. I dont know if it was you or ATCQ who fucked with his Future Street Sounds Album, but this mixtape came out nowhere for real
    ^
    It was probably Tribe..

  22. Joe 88 Says:

    Ayo, I live in the battle
    aint a minute go pass narks willing to snatch you
    that’s why I watch my back when I sling them capsules
    in this lifetime I done what I had too
    permanate scares cover my body like tattoos
    in this game a wooden box
    or iron walls can suck you in like a vaccum
    from all angles police coming at you
    Joe88 Unknown

  23. I Fux Says:

    San Diego look good maybe I should move south, next to Shawne Merriman, maybe act like a married man(c)Dom Kennedy over BEst I ever Had

  24. jojo Says:

    does anybody know what type of sneakers he´s rocking the color skeem on them is crazy!
    thanx in advance!

  25. fake landLORD Says:

    DRAKE IS MY SUPERHERO !!! LOVE YOU DRAKE XOXOXOXOXO

  26. I Fux Says:

    I can fuck with Just Dom Kennedy, Diz Gibran, Pac Div allday

  27. Joe 88 Says:

    Yo, I’m over here rocking right now (pause)

    I was the future in 2000 @ 16y/o

  28. I Fux Says:

    he goes over Paris Tokyo calls it Compton, South Central…. Ohh shit this mixtape is soo Hard.

    *stanleys*

  29. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Cosign fux

    I’m surprised no one has picked him up, he’s got at least 5 pop hits in the bag

    Whoever has that link twitter it to me, I’m on my bb right now.

  30. fake landLORD Says:

    DRAKE IS MY SUPERHERO !!! LOVE YOU DRAKE XOXOXOXOXOX

  31. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Yea I fucked with future paws

  32. fake landLORD Says:

    Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    wtf eskay?!

  33. I Fux Says:

    I sent you the link ATCQ

  34. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    I’m saving it right now good looks

    *daps fux*

  35. I Fux Says:

    your boy just raps about rapper stuff, im different, not trying to fit, just get in(c)Dom Kennedy

  36. DeE Says:

    Fuck You! to who ever blocked ” lordblown”.

  37. Joe 88 Says:

    I have a reason to brag!!!

  38. Joe 88 Says:

    ^Co-sign

  39. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    Jay was right he could have had back-to-back classics Vol 1 was ruined by the Babyface/Blacksteet/LilKim songs

  40. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    lol @ co-signing yourself

  41. Mag Says:

    The new Batman game > ____________

  42. sleep Says:

    Lil wayne, fab, wale pops make good music fuck what u heard.

  43. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    wattup nahkis.

    ^

    yo smooth you spose to put a (c) when you use someone elses original nah slang for the community.

    nahkis is my shit yo. get it together k thx.

  44. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    oh shit! jay got my RT1s on.

    jockin kev fresh huh hov?

    niiiiiiice.

  45. Officer Duscrom Says:

    The new Batman game > Wale

  46. Apollo Says:

    Dope Interview

    *daps all round* *skips on the hand shakes*

  47. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    jay-z greatness in rap is better than micheal jordan in basketball.

  48. D. Billz Says:

    Joe88

    Let me get that tape up off you (no robbery).

  49. D. Billz Says:

    # eskay Says:
    August 29th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Billz FAIL #1: being a vegan

    Bilz FAIL #2: pop dukes is a Pac stanley

    That is all.

    ^ *death*

    My father became a stan right after he saw the Brenda’s Got a Baby video. Real spit.

  50. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    hes right about vol 1, that shit couldve been a classic. that song with puff and kim was as bad as a gucci mane song

  51. mr. vengeance Says:

    i would down a whole pinot grig
    but i seen the group home w/out the preemo beats

  52. D. Billz Says:

    I actually liked “I Know What Girls Like”. Clearly it was a Puff idea because of the 80’s sample he used for it. But overall I thought it was decent. It just didn’t belong on that album. Should’ve passed it to Clue as a mixtape joint.

  53. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    i was thinking yesterday and i believe all about the benji was the best 4 or more mcs colabo records ever. who ever thought about changing the beat for biggie at the end deserve all the royalties from that track. i actually thought rappers would start doing that but they didnt. my second fav collabo record is banned from tv.

  54. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    jay-z doesnt give a fuck about his fans. I wouldnt ether

  55. D. Billz Says:

    my second fav collabo record is banned from tv.

    ^Now you bringin’ back memories. I used to work at Target as a teen on Taylor Ave and I made sure I copped that album right off the store rack with employee’s discount. Being that I’m drawin’ a blank right now for other well-known collabos, that’s arguably top 5 hiphop collabo of all time. Everybody from different crews goin’ in.

    Pun probably had the best verse.

  56. Smooth Says:

    wattup nahkis. ive been lurking this site for a while and ive finally decided to post in the comment section for good. is there some sort of induction ceremony or do i just join in? shoutouts to eskay, dre and nation.

    nahright>>>

    ps : I’d like to be apart of the daytime shift, and will work the stanning rotations for the following artists: Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z and Mos Def. Dont mind making coffee/tea either. Is there an email address to send my CV to?

  57. D-Money from H-Town aka My Repertoire is USSR Says:

    All black evvything >

  58. 911 Says:

    >jay-z doesnt give a fuck about his fans. I wouldnt ether

    ^>that shut that make your slow burn slow.

    Billz FAIL #3
    I actually liked “I Know What Girls Like”.

  59. Duro Says:

    jay-z doesnt give a fuck about his fans. I wouldnt ether

    ^

    word

  60. Duro Says:

    let me in!

  61. Smooth Says:

    number 1 collab = dylan feat. dylan dylan dylan and dylan

  62. Duro Says:

    i want in the game

  63. Duro Says:

    what the fuck is moderation.

  64. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    no one would fall cuz everyone would be each others crutches.

  65. D-Money from H-Town aka My Repertoire is USSR Says:

    Number 1 collab = Craig Mack Flava in Ya Ear remix

  66. PHENOMENON Says:

    Lol at Jay’s hip going out at 2:48.

  67. Gravity Says:

    *daps all in the room*

    Resevoir Dogs is one of the dopest 4 MC collabos IMO.

  68. D. Billz Says:

    Billz FAIL #3
    I actually liked “I Know What Girls Like”.

    ^ *smells smoke*

  69. Gravity Says:

    well its more than 4 mc’s but you get the point.

  70. D-Money from H-Town aka My Repertoire is USSR Says:

    My second fav collab is Down Bottom off Ruff Ryder’s first CD.

    *thinks Juvenile’s best days might be behind him*

  71. 911 Says:

    Smooth says:
    ps : I’d like to be apart…Is there an email address to send my CV to?

    ^> send to nigga.u.gay@gmail.com
    welcome.

  72. mr. vengeance Says:

    reservoir dogs is definitely up there

  73. Al Poelvoordino Says:

    vol1 > vol3

    vol1 is pretty dope
    gems and some good song…
    no continuity, but vol 3 is fucking far away Reasonable Doubt thus

  74. D. Billz Says:

    # 911 Says:
    August 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Smooth says:
    ps : I’d like to be apart…Is there an email address to send my CV to?

    ^> send to nigga.u.gay@gmail.com
    welcome.

    ^Let the hazing beging…

    *dapz In Case of Emergency*

  75. MK47 Says:

    I didn’t like Vol. 1 as much when I first got it, but over time it really grew on me, even the song with Puffy. Sunshine was the first time I ever heard Jay and I still think that song is awesome. It samples MC Lyte (I think) who sampled Kraftwerk in her song, and Kraftwerk are the originators.

  76. speedo sal Says:

    Ayo real talk
    Degrassi<<< your favorite teenage soap opera
    Spinner holds it down. Holla!

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