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JAY-Z talks Grammys & Beyoncé with Elliott Wilson

JAY-Z talks Grammys & Beyoncé with Elliott Wilson


On February 1, JAY-Z surprised Elliott Wilson by inviting him to meet at the Arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Hov was there to rehearse for his first Grammy performance with Rick Ross & Lil Wayne in nine years of DJ Khaled’s “GOD DID.” JAY-Z sat down with TIDAL to share his feelings about the Grammys as an institution and his thoughts on the Carters’ previous experiences at the awards show. JAY-Z believes that the Grammys need to “get it right” and show respect to hip-hop artists by recognizing their talent. Despite being one of the most Grammy-nominated artists of all time, JAY-Z does not think that he and the hip-hop community have received the credit they deserve. Specifically, Jay recounts losing Best Rap album in 2018 when he went home without an award for his conscious, financial literacy fueled ‘4:44‘.

In that moment, I was like, “They missed the opportunity,” because people emulate success. In that moment, that album, 4:44, was a moment for us to say, “Hip-hop is viewed as a young man’s sport. Now here is this album that could take us into the next sphere.”

Wilson asked Jay about his line on ‘APESHIT’ about going 0-8 in 2018.

Hov also shared his feelings about Beyoncé’s Renaissance album not taking home the coveted Album of the Year award on Bey’s historic night of becoming the most awarded artist in Grammy history.

Look what it’s done to the culture. Look how the energy of the world moved. They play her whole album in the club. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that. The whole entire joint — like, everything?! Every remix is amazing. Everyone’s inspired. It has inspired the world.

Jay-Z on Beyoncé not taking home ‘Album of the Year’ for 2023 Grammys.

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