This is a 15 minute documentary on Jay-Z, one of the most prolific artists of my generation. In a hip hop culture that for the most part is still a baby he has had or has been I should say a major influence in the culture. In my opinion one of the only artists who has had tremendous commercial success but has somehow managed to stay “hood”. This short documentary directed by Danny Clinch is an insightful piece of film. In 15 minutes you actually get to witness Jay’s current mindset as well as the growth he has achieved throughout the years. I used to be a fan of Jay’s music a few albums ago, but I’m definitely a fan of Sean Carter. Diddy you Sir do not run NY, Jay does.
What I didn’t like about it? Only 3 things:
- It was too short – I need at least an hours worth dammit!
- John Mayer was in the film – As racist as this damn white boy is, I have to say he plays a mean fucking guitar.
- The documentary was in association with Absolut vodka – Basically this short doc was a kind of cross marketing type of vehicle can’t really say that’s a bad thing but still.