*Throws hands in the air mimicking the scene from Do The Right Thing*
I told someone last week, I don’t even think it’s about Jay anymore. I think it’s more about the team & minds that he’s got assembled around him @ this point. Now, we all know that comes from his ascension to prestige & recognition because everyone wants to partner with a winner. It’s his past greatness that allows him latitude to move free & the support necessary to retain his “Hustler’s posterchild” title.
Creating what’s next or at least staying on the cusp of what is does require a few creative minds. Jay has that for years unending, helping him to recreate himself as any good entertainer should. He’s walked that fine line between staying unattainable & detached, yet just enough in the mix of things to stay relevant. Momentum is key & Jay’s managed to keep it, as an entity & businessman @ least.
Now musically, his last truly great outing was The Black Album. Yeah…I said it.