Jay-Z: Rap As PoetrySOURCE Trendhunter / YouTube
To promote his book ‘Decoded,’ Jay-Z shot an inspirational short video entitled Jay-Z ‘Rap is Poetry.’
The Jay-Z ‘Rap is Poetry’ clip depicts the rapper giving his insight on what he thinks hip-hop is all about. Given that this genre’s version of mainstream releases are often a subject of controversy, the rapper is shedding a completely different light on the positive aspects of this increasingly popular style of music. As you listen to him talk, you get the sense that Jay-Z is passionate about music and the figures who have inspired him. He’s clearly a man who appreciates the true craft of an artist.
This short really shows a different side of Jay-Z. It sheds the glamorous music videos and the bling for an honest introspective piece that’s thought provoking.