Jay-Z x Zane Lowe At Abbey Road [BBC Interview Pt. 3]

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In the third installment of BBC Radio 1's interview saga with Jay-Z and Zane Lowe, Hov chops it up about his business roles and experiences and his involvement (or lack thereof) in American politics. The comfortable conversation continues with Jay explaining the evolution of the ubiquitous Roc Nation, how he transitions between a business mindset and a creative mindset (something he's proven to do pretty damn well over the last 15 years or so), and his most recent forays into sports management. The mogul draws comparisons between star athletes and celebrity performers (oops, did I just repeat myself?) and discusses his commitment to developing young talent—whether said talent rocks a jersey or a microphone. Lowe then shifts the conversation to talk about Jay's very public relationship with Obama, which the rapper is careful to characterize as respect for the President as a person--as opposed to a strict political leaning. He says he gets down with Obama's message of hope and I can't be mad at him for that. Check out what else he had to say below and stay tuned for the fourth (and presumably final) episode where Zane will cover Hova's life as a family man. In case you missed it, here are links to parts one and two.