According to Jay-Z, his “Watch The Throne” co-collaborator Kanye West has finally found his “place of expression” with the release of his latest album, Yeezus.
This was one of many comments made by Jigga during part two of his sit-down interview with BBC Radio 1. BBC host Zane Lowe compared Kanye’s latest album to a piece in an art gallery.
“He’s always been striving for this moment. Just to find the place of expression,” said the Brooklyn emcee. “Through whatever medium it is. Right now it’s music. He wants to do fashion. He’s trying to master all that.”
While many have been critical of Kanye’s recent musical experimentation, Jay-Z claims what he’s doing is not only good for Hip-Hop, but “good for music” in general.
Jigga stated to that point, “It’s good. It’s good for music. Forget Hip-Hop, it’s good for music. Just to have those souls like that are pushing it forward. Someone to look at it and they’ll take that piece of art on the wall and say, ‘Oh okay, I know, had he moved this around here and it could have been more accepting and you could’ve brought in more people. It speaks to more people. Had he just taken this and moved that and moved that.'”
Check out part two of the BBC Radio 1 discussion with Jay-Z below: