Urban Islandz NEWS: Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z, who launch his own website last week “Life And Time,” discussed Hip Hop music with actress Gwyneth Paltrow for their personal websites.
Paltrow star in films like Iron Man and Se7en. In her interview with Hov, she revealed at what age she was expose to Hip Hop and her admiration for N.W.A out of LA.
“I first was exposed to hip-hop when I was about 16 [in 1988] by some boys who went to collegiate,” she explained to Hov. “The Beastie Boys were sort of the way in for us preppie kids. We were into Public Enemy, Run-DMC and LL Cool J. But then I went to LA the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and I discovered N.W.A., which became my obsession. I was fascinated by lyrics as rhythm and how [Dr.] Dre had a such different cadence and perspective from say, Eazy-E, who I thought was one of the most ironic and brilliant voices Hip Hop has ever had. It was an accident that I learned every word of Straight Outta Compton and to love something that a.) I had no real understanding of in terms of the culture that it was emanating from and b.) to love something that my parents literally could not grasp. But I was hooked. I can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night but I could sing to you every single word of N.W.A’s ‘F–k Tha Police’ or [Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s] ‘It Takes Two.’ Go figure.”
Jay-Z revealed to Paltrow his internet ambitions in his interview with her. Although he’s shyed away from social media networks like Twitter and Facebook in the past, Jay said that he’s always wanted to to start a website that covers interesting and sometimes off-beat issues.
“I started working on it in its various incarnations over a year ago,” he explained. “I’ve thought about it forever. You know how it works, seeing other sites and being either inspired or saying, ‘That’s sh-t. I would do it like’…there is a basic metric for what we cover but, more importantly, I believe it’s how we cover it. The DNA is to basically let the subject speak for itself. We don’t want to tell you what to think. As far as how personal? I would say it has to pique my interest.”