On the O, The Oprah Magazine radio show, Oprah and Gayle King talk with rapper and media mogul Jay-Z about how he and Oprah have so much in common and about his favorite books. Plus, they talk about how Jay-Z taught Oprah to rap. Tune into Oprah tomorrow!
Via PinBoard Blog: 'Real nice, serious, interview with Jay-Z. Hov speaks on growing up in the projects, the new album, breaking Elvis’ record of 10 number 1 albums and Obama. Gotta love the Beeb. But lol @ Andrew Marr trying to connect with Jay.'
Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close of business on Sunday (Sept. 13) night. That will easily give Jay his 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart when the new figures are released in the morning on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Jay-Z's No. 1 achievement with "Blueprint 3" will push him ahead of Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in the more-than 50-year history of the Billboard 200. And Jay will now have the second-most No. 1 albums among all acts. Fittingly, only the Beatles, with 19 No. 1s, have more. [Billboard]
At 13 he was selling crack. By 30 he was a hip-hop legend—having gone, in his words, "from grams to Grammys." Now Jay-Z charts his escape from the hard-knock life, describes the reunion that healed the wounds of his childhood—and even reveals the standing Sunday date he has with what's her name.
The complete interview will be availabe in the October 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (cover), on newsstands September 15th. Get a first look right HERE.
The Third Annual Samsung Summer Krush concert series presents, JAY Z performing LIVE in Chicago on Sept. 8, as part of Samsung’s concert tour featuring major recording artists, small venues and yes, FREE tickets! Click the pic below to register!