Video: Jay-Z on BBC’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

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In order for hip-hop to have sustained careers like a Bono or these huge rockstars, we have to stretch the audience. It can’t be a young man’s game. It has to be a genre of music.” (5:10)

Jay-Z hit up Jonathan Ross’ show while in London for the Brit Awards.

He talks about his relationship with Obama (2:50), Obama listening to Blueprint in the gym when Jay called to congratulate his Democratic nomination (3:25), and says that he’s been invited to the White House repeatedly but hasn’t been able to attend because of touring. (3:05.)

After that, he talks about staying relevant in rap at 40 years old (5:05) and describes his 40th party in the Dominican Republic (6:05), where Diddy was running around with the mic saying “take that, take that” [*dead*] (7:00). He also jokes about being the true creator of Beyonce’s “uh, oh” and “Single Ladies” dance (9:10).

Hot97’s Miss Info typed up a thorough transcription of the highlights here.

After the jump, an uncensored performance (die already, FCC) of “On To The Next One” with his live band adding more life to the track & Young Guru DJ’ing.

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