Is Jay Z really that popular?
Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:03 AM
to top the whole show off, then you got that professor their expressing admiration for hearing the guy "spit off some Jay Z" as if he's the new messiah.
Someone clue me in using regular terms I can relate to on who Jay Z is please? I know he met with the president, but I thought that was all just flash and publicity like the Katy Perry thing.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:10 AM
Jay-Z got actively involved in politics during the 2008 presidential campaign, where he supported increased voter participation and helped send voters to polling stations.He was an early supporter for the candidacy of Illinois senator and subsequent U.S. president Barack Obama, performing for free in voter-drive concerts financed by the Democrats' campaign. He also became acquainted with Obama himself, who stated "Every time I talk to Jay-Z, who is a brilliant talent and a good guy, I enjoy how he thinks. That's somebody who is going to start branching out and can help shape attitudes in a real positive way." During the 2010 mid-term elections' campaign, Jay-Z appeared, along with other artists, in an ad prepared by the HeadCountorganization, urging voters, and especially younger ones, to register and vote. In May 2012, Jay-Z announced his endorsement of President Obama's support ofsame-sex marriage for gay couples and participated in his re-election campaign.
Civil rights activist Harry Belafonte has been openly critical of Jay-Z and Beyoncé in their relatively safe political stances, saying that they "have turned their back on social responsibility" in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. A Syracuse Universityfinance professor is also of this view, pointing to Jay-Z's only giving $6,000 to charity after making $63 million in 2012. He also voiced that the hip-hop mogul likely would never have come out in support of gay marriage had President Obama not first taken the position.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:13 AM
I guess it's good he's becoming political... just really odd hearing his name dropped during "serious" conversations.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:27 PM
he's one of the few modern hip hop artists whose talent i deeply respect, and ranks right up there with the best that hip hop has to offer.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:54 PM
Jason loves it when he comes home from work and i've got Jay Z blasting while i cook or do whatever around the house. it usually leads to a dining room dance party. he's a big fan, too.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:04 PM