Jay-Z x Zane Lowe At Abbey Road Studios [BBC Interview Pt. 2]

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Jay-Z raps with Zane Lowe about his latest LP Magna Carta Holy Grail, the effects of fame and the evolution of the music business in an epic interview series for BBC Radio 1. In the second part of their discussion Jay-Z takes us into the studio for the production of Watch The Throne and MCHG, breaking down the reasons why certain tracks made the LP with Kanye West while others did not. He also discusses the dangers of fame and how easily the status and wealth people strive for can have them for dinner if they are not careful. Moving into the more technical side of things, Jay-Z discusses the reluctance of many in the music industry to embrace new business models and funding streams, even as the old model has continued to erode rapidly; Jay-Z says the mass refusal to dive into the deep-end is something he struggles to understand. Jay-Z's excitement for the subject matter is second only to Zane Lowe, whose enthusiasm and passion for music make the discussion a very organic and sincere conversation. Check the footage below for the first two segments of Jay-Z's interview with Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1. Stay tuned for more. Purchase Jay-Z's latest LP Magna Carta Holy Grail via iTunes.