Jay-Z Reflects On His Position In Hip-Hop
Jigga meditated on his path to fame and riches, revealing that he saw his success as part of the success of Hip-Hop in general, rather than as a purely individual achievement. He explained that he felt himself to be very much a part of the Hip-Hop community and industry, and that he saw his own accomplishments as lending to Hip-Hop as a whole.
One of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, Jay-Z, also said that he had not lost enthusiasm for his job, and that he still saw his career as a constant journey.
“I’m not jaded by the whole process,” he said. “I’m a fan of the journey as well. I see myself as part of the collective of Hip Hop. I don’t see myself as a thing that operates outside of it. So when I do these sort of things [like Budweiser's Made In America festival], I’m like, ‘Man, we’ve come a long way.’”
The Made In America festival is set to take place on September 1 and 2, at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.