While Jay Z has shared plenty with the world since the release of his latest album 4:44, it has been in a controlled environment—either in the "footnotes" to his music videos, or in the short notes about each song he shared with iHeartRadio.
But now, Hov has decided to sit down for an actual interview, and it's well worth the wait.
The Rap Radar podcast, hosted by veteran journalists Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller, has just shared their talk with Hov (Wilson's latest gig is as editorial director, culture and content, hip-hop over at—you guessed it—Tidal). Billed as "JAY-Z Part 1," implying that more is to come, the hour-plus sit-down covers the making of 4:44 and its footnotes, the unusual way the project was released, and a few other random tidbits as well.
He also discusses how people misinterpreted one of the most notable lines from the project, a lyric that upset a number of artists.
You can watch part one of Jay's interview above, or find it on Jay Z's streaming service of choice.