JAY-Z is the next guest for David Letterman’s entertaining and informative original Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” In a preview clip for their upcoming interview, the Grammy-winning rap icon explains what can make someone a great rapper, using Snoop Dogg and Eminem as examples.
Jay says, “You can have a great voice and you can just almost say anything. I think Snoop Dogg has a great voice. Like, he can say, 'One, two, three, and to the four,' and it's like, 'Oh my god.' It just sounds good, right? It just sounds really good." With Eminem, Jay emphasizes his strong cadence. He demonstrates the sharp, rhythmic beat of the Detroit native rapper’s speech and notes, “It’s percussion inside the music.”
(You can watch the entire preview clip embedded above).
JAY-Z is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He’s sold a staggering 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, including 13 solo studio albums in a career which spans more than three decades. He’s won 21 Grammy Awards and in 2018, he was honored with the Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award.
Jay has collaborated with Snoop Dogg and Eminem. The latter appeared on Jay’s 2001 track “Renegade” and Jay was featured on Snoop’s remix for his 2009 hit single “I Wanna Rock.” The New York native artist’s latest record, 4:44, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and became his 14th No. 1 album.
JAY-Z follows some legendary guests on Letterman’s new series, including President Barack Obama, George Clooney and Malala Yousafzai. JAY-Z’s interview will premiere April 6 on Netflix.