Jay-Z & David Letterman Trade Wits

Jay sat down with David to talk about his new album American Gangster. David also asked Hovie about his retirement and un-retirement. Performance follows after interview…

16 Responses to “Jay-Z & David Letterman Trade Wits”

  1. NativeAmericanIndianX Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 1:21 am

    and the winner is..Me…Speech! I’d like to thank pardonmeduke. I heard Jay was gonna be on Letterman friday but i had a hot date with dis pyt…..to cut this short i went on the date instead of staying home to catch Letterman.I guess that was the right choice cuz here’s all the footage from letterman.Thanks again PMD!!

  2. TheImperialMrsMathis Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 5:07 am

    I don’t even have to watch it.

    Jay-Z is a god in my eyes. AG is a classic. He’s back on his grizzly.

    Roc Boys still makes me shake my ass.

    And last time I checked, Hello Brooklyn still got me wet……

    Where Brooklyn at?

  3. Uno McFly Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Yeah Watching Francois Truffaut’s Wild Child as a supplement to this National Geographic special on Feral Children…pretty interesting and good…Makes u wonder what really makes US Human…is it hard-wired or do we learn it…

    Anyway…Jay-Z nuff said.

    Go PHever

  4. S. Mathis Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    I stop short of calling anybody a god. ‘CEO of Hip Hop’ is a more appropriate title for the oldest-best mc in the game ever. How great for us but sad for hip hop. Where all all the 20 year olds that are supposed to be rapping/knocking Jay-Z on his ass?

  5. Uno McFly Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    We are in a “Gimme and Gimme it NOW” mindset and unfortunately that leads to a lot of dudes not really giving effort. Add to that the Fact that 2 of the best to ever do it ( The Aforementioned Hov and B.I.G) never wrote anything down..but kept it all in their heads. So u have a generation of wannabes and copycats who go into the Booth no preparation @ all and expect to be great. the result is half-assed music.

  6. Reason Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Again to this man’s credit, he probably is one of the most well spoken of all the rappers out now. He does hip-hop a service by portraying it as something even remotely pertinent to white culture. For that I thank him. As far as the album goes, I constantly get into arguments at work everyday on just how good it really is. In the end though, Brooklyn wins above all else so I can’t complain. PMD is from Brooklyn so I believe I made my point.

  7. Uno McFly Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Ditto Bro

  8. Money C. Paycheck(back for the money) Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Damn Brooklyn here heavy as usual..Like my man Reason said Brooklyn wins but I also agree with Mathis. Where are the other emcee’s? Snapping they fingers and making bubble gum rap or copying the blueprint of trying to be a gangsta rapper or better still, doing so many freestyles that basic construction of a song escapes them…I rest my case

    * I see you money, I’m coming for ya*

  9. HeadbangeRR Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 8:51 am

    OK.
    IN DEFENSE OF THE NON-SKILLED NEWBIES IN THE GAME–IT’S NOT ALL THEIR FAULT. IT HAS A LOT TO DO WITH A&R’S TRYING TO KEEP THEIR KUSHY, LOW PAYING J.O’S, BY SIGNING AND MASS MARKETING WHUTEVER IT HOT IN A PARTIKULAR BITY OR REGION. WE TEND TO FORGET THAT THE REST OF THE KOUNRTY, DOESN’T NECESSARY KARE WHUT BROOKLYN[OR HIP HOP AS A WHOLE, FOR THAT MATTER] THINKS ABOUT THEM. IT’S TO THE POINT THAT SO MANY OF THESE FOLKS IN ‘FLY-OVER KOUNTRY’ DIKTATE WHUT THE WORLD SEES HIPHOP AS.

    FLASHING LIGHTS, PEOPLE!

    AND FOLKS IN HIGHER POSITIONS AREN’T WILLING TO STOP IT, BEKUZ IT SELLS… AND SELLS A LOT! I MEAN, HOW ELSE WOOD YOU EXPLAIN, “SUPERR MAN THAT HOE…” B’ING MULTI-PLATINUM?

    FURTHERMORE, HIPHOP AND YOUR B’LOVED ‘BROOKLYN’ IS LOOSING OUT, PRIMARILY, BEKUZ MOST OF THE FOLKS WHO KOMMENTED ON THIS VERY ARTIST AND HIS NEW AKKOMPLISHMENT, ALREADY OWN OR HEARD AN ALBUM THAT HASN’T EVEN REACHED SHELVES YET–YOU BUNcHA BOOTLEGERRS!(LOL)

  10. S. Mathis Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 9:28 am

    No excuses HeadBanger. Peep the Nas song ‘Surviving the Times.’ He talks about the difficulty of getting signed in the beginning. Things were harder 10 yrs ago when hip hop wasn’t considered a viable music form that could sell. Now you have a thousand outlets with which to market your talent including the mixtape game, radio shows (there used to be like 1 radio station with hip hop for only a couple of hours), YOUTUBE & MYSPACE give you massive internet exposure (peep the new VIBE article rating MYSPACE emcees), and freestyle talent shows galore. The cream always rises to the top, fronting A&Rs and all (note: Kanye). The talent is simply not there anymore it seems.

  11. S. Mathis Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 9:34 am

    ‘REASONABLE DOUBT’ came out in 96 – Jay was 24-25 yrs when he wrote that album. ‘ILLMATIC’ came out in ’94 – NAS was 20-21 yrs when he wrote that album. ‘READY TO DIE’ came out in ’94 – BIGGIE was 22-23 yrs when he wrote that album. Tupac died at 25 yrs old – (‘ALL EYES ON ME’, ‘DON KILLUMINATI’, etc). Snoop made the best album of his life ‘DOGGYSTYLE’ at what 22 yrs old. LL was carrying Def Jam at 16 yrs old. No Excuses or talent in this game right now.

  12. TheImperialMrsMathis Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I am here for no other reason but to co-sign my husband.

    use the tools people. That is why “supaman” did so well. he was you tubing it up…pro tooling it up too.

    Why not?

  13. Uno McFly Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    yeah…Nothing to do with this post…but Anybody else plan on seeing Beowulf it looks pretty Bad ass…

    sorry Banger..No excuses…Thats for the artists as well as the consumers. We have to demand better…and they have to produce Better

    Testicles….That is all.

  14. Mathis Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Not using hip hop slang means that your articulate?

  15. HeadbangeRR Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    OK FOLKS.
    WHEN cOMMON FINALLY GOES PLATINUM, THAT WOOD DIKTATE WHUT HAPPENS NEXT IN THE INDUSTRY. BINSE THAT WILL PROBABLY NEVER HAPPEN FOR MY DUDE, IT’S LIKELY THAT THE ‘THIS’ GENERATION OF 16-26YR OLDS DOING THE MUSIK NOW, WILL KEEP DOIN WHUT GETS THEM PAID… SNAPPIN…

    US OLDER FOLKS(30+) TEND TO FORGET THAT “HIPHOP IS FOR THE YOUTH”. OUR FAVORITE RAPPERRS AND EMcEES ARE ALL BETWEEN 30 & 50. WHUT, YOU SURPRISED? IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN! AND EXcEPT FOR IS SMALL POcKETS, IT AIN’T FULLY KOMIN BAcK – FASE IT…

    PUT IT LIKE THIS:

    MY EX-WIFE POINTED OUT TO ME A FEW YEARS BAcK, WHEN I WAS KOMPLANING ABOUT THE STATE OF URBAN MUSIK AND THE BULLSHIT ON THE AIR WAVES (cIRcA 2002), THAT THIS MUSIK SIMPLY IS NOT FOR US – IT TOOK ME A MINUTE TO TAKE IT IN, BUT SHE WAS RIGHT. THE SAME AS MY MOTHERR HATES RAP AND HER MOTHER HATES FUNK AND DISKO… GET IT? SO, WE KANT HONESTLY JUDGE IT. I GUESS, JUST HATE IT.

    IT’S OUTTA OUR HANDS NOW… TOO BAD THO…

  16. Uno McFly Says:
    November 6th, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    But why is this Generations Youth SOOOO FUCCIN BAD????

    how do damn near 3 generations of “youngsters” for the most part make Great music and have at least 5 or 6 Standout Mcs…and now We have….

    Name me about 5 Artists who have come on THIS Millennium who are Good ( say at least 2 GOOD albums)…

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