Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quote of the Day (and Visual Aid)

This is a quote from the recent Time Out New York magazine interview with Jay-Z on what he loves about New York and being a New Yorker...

What about favorite moments?
Jay-Z: Damn.

What comes to mind?
Jay-Z: That’s a difficult one. I always relate it back to music — I don’t have a life outside of that. Playing the Garden, headlining that for the first time, was — Oh! I have my greatest moment! I don’t even know how I forgot this! When I was a teenager, early teenage years — maybe later, I went to see Diana Ross in Central Park, in the rain, the infamous “in the rain.” And it started raining and everyone started running. And I’m running and slid down the entire hill. Oh, it was the greatest day.

Diana was pretty hot. Were you old enough to—

Jay-Z: Yeah, I had hormones. I thought she was fantastic. Her hair was blowing. The rain was hitting her face, and her outfit was, well — It was working for me. And she really braved it out, still trying to go in a torrential rainstorm. I don’t know who said “run,” but everyone started running. I don’t even know — me and my friend. I don’t know what two guys were doing at a Diana Ross concert, but [Laughs] anyway...

Rest of the interview is here and a clip from the concert is below. Very dope entrance. (That's for you Samiya...)

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