On his latest visit across the pond, Jay-Z gave his first BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance in almost a decade.
Backed by long time engineer Young Guru and a choir, Hov performed “Family Feud,” off his new album 4:44, and “Numb/Encore,” which he dedicated to his friend the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.
After the performance Hov spoke with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo about his amazing career, his latest album, being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (and his memorable Twitter speech), Blue Ivy’s freestyle, his next album (“I have some ideas”) and the current political climate in the United States. “This guy, I’m looking at him like, ‘man, this is a joke.’ I can’t even say with all due respect; with all disrespect,” he says. “He’s not a very sophisticated man, especially when it comes to the idea of: until everyone’s free, no one’s free.”