Monday, July 04, 2005

Jay-Z is Mr. Brightside

One of the many reasons why I like HOVA more and more every day:

"My favorite part of [Mr. Brightside] is when they repeat, 'It was only a kiss! It was only a kiss!' But that's everyone's favorite part, right?" -- Def Jam president Jay-Z about the Killers to Rolling Stone June 30.

One of the best aspects of Jay-Z is that he's not only not afraid to talk about music he likes outside of the rap/R&B genre, he also appears to be enthusiastic about it. As a rap artist, you have to be extremely confident in your skills and street credibility to be complimenting androgenous rock acts. Of course, it's a lot easier to do so when one is already established, but I get the feeling Jay would be comfortable expressing something like this at any point of his career.