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Nov 16 2007
Jay-Z - Rolling Stone magazine - Nov 07

Jay-Z on Barack Obama, Politics, and the Psychiatrist’s Couch

Jay-Z is on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone magazine. It’s the second time the Rock and Roll folks have given him that shine.

If you want details of his ‘addiction’ you’re gonna have to grab the paper and staples copy. However, three audio clips from the interview were posted on Rolling Stone. In one of them Jay-Z was asked, having met Barack Obama, what are his thoughts on next year’s election?

That’s where the psychiatrist stuff comes in..

Jay-Z - Rolling Stone magazine - Nov 07

“It’s difficult for me because growing up, politics never affected where we lived, so it’s very difficult to get into this whole thing. As I get older I’m getting closer to them, I talked to Bill Clinton, I sat down with Barack Obama, and it makes me want to get into it; but certain parts of me still hold on to that feeling of nothing is going to change, as if I’m still a kid in Marcy projects.

You know, it’s weird. It’s actually not weird..  It’s a lot of things you do now is because of your childhood. The first thing that happens when you sit on the psychiatrist’s couch is they ask you about your Mama. (Haha)”

Rolling Stone: So what does that have to do with it?

“I’m saying my feeling is that I’m still the kid in Marcy projects, although I’m clearly not that person anymore, I still have those feelings. And I speak to Barack Obama and I’m like, ‘What’s gonna happen? What’s gonna change?’

I still have those feelings of nothing is gonna change no matter who is in office.”

All that said, ya’ll mufuckas better get out and vote next year!

There was nothing sadder in the last presidential election cycle than hearing everyone complain about the war this, bullshit that, and at least in my voting district in Brooklyn, come election day there was a clear path to the voting booth. Meanwhile in fucking Ohio there are lines wrapped around the building.

Of course they had their voting machine debacle, but in BK I saw people hanging out and scu-doodling to the grocery store. Ask them if they voted and it’s that same line.. “What for?” Yet, they’ll also be the first to say that politicians do nothing for the community.

Politicians only care about votes, it’s how they get and keep their jobs. If they know your district doesn’t have active voters, there are no votes to be had there. If there are no votes - or low votes - why should they waste their time doing anything for that part of town?

If I’m in office who would I make sure to take care of first, those that give a shit about the process and seemingly the community, or those that don’t want to miss their TV show?

No doubt there is a ton of horse shit involved in politics; money talks louder than anything else. Not one of us can dangle million dollar contracts to have our interests met, but a single vote is a bargaining chip at the table. If everyone in your town plays the game, those single chips start piling up and looking valuable, that’s when all of a sudden things start happening on the political side of the table.

It’s all about the chips.


☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 z Sat, Nov 17, 2007 - 2:56 am

Why dis nigga posing like he sexy. He need a reality check

2 yes Sat, Nov 17, 2007 - 1:45 pm

cuz he is sexy. check mate

3 DJ Sat, Nov 17, 2007 - 1:51 pm

When did looking like a camel become sexy?

4 Pwned. Sat, Nov 17, 2007 - 8:56 pm

Since when is it cool for a guy to be so concerned about another guy’s appearance?

5 ANSWER Sat, Nov 17, 2007 - 8:59 pm

When the guy is too stupid to know that a woman only wants him because he has his money.

6 CJ Sat, Nov 17, 2007 - 11:29 pm

All you guys are stupid and you guys are the reason why the black man is still where he’s at in this day and age. Jay is talking about politics, about the next USA president, an election that could mean the decline or the resurrection of the country. Yet you guys waste you’ll time arguing about how ugly or handsome Jay is. Stupids.

7 j Sun, Nov 18, 2007 - 11:38 am

fo real wake up fags,Jay is a boss his lyrics in every album inspires and teaches so try to man up chump.

8 ANSWER Sun, Nov 18, 2007 - 1:11 pm

That is still an ugly ass nigga. Nobody aint talking about how ugly or handsome he is just how ugly. There are more important black people we can look up to for politics than a rapper stupid. You look up to rappers of this era that is why the black man is where he is dummy.

9 ANSWER Sun, Nov 18, 2007 - 1:24 pm

Yeah, J is a boss. I dont know anything about his lyrics teaching and inspiring. If you are inspired by a rapper I see where you are going in life. Oh yeah, He still looks like Joe camel. chump.

10 Tasha Mon, Nov 19, 2007 - 1:04 am

Damn, he do got some big, big, big ass lips though. Good luck Beyonce, I guess. I couldn’t do it. lol.

11 Baby Dee Wed, Nov 21, 2007 - 3:20 pm

Beyonce needs to be ashamed of herself. That is all I have to say.

12 Publicist Fri, Nov 23, 2007 - 11:50 pm

Let me get to this Jay-Z is ugly thing. Everyone knows that women go after money what is new there. These famous guys need to know this. Yes, Beyonce is with him for the money. But this happens all the time. So whats new there? I don’t know what the problem is. These guys should know this. Women need safety. Why is everybody mad? get over it. Jay just keep making that money or loose your girl bottom line. By the way i am a woman who deals with this every day so I know. Unfortunately the people who says that she is in it for the money are right.

13 MAGnificentme Fri, Nov 30, 2007 - 10:54 am

Beyone got her OWN DAMN MONEY. Jay dont make or break her. Shes with him because he’s a BOSS the #1 boss! She goes for the best the same way all you HATERS do. Keep doing your job seems to get him going..hahaha THE ROC u BASTARDS!

14 Jay Fri, Nov 30, 2007 - 11:30 am

Mag, she is with him because he is a boss? Who makes the money? A boss, so by your own words she is with him for the money dumb ass.

15 MAGnificent Fri, Nov 30, 2007 - 11:51 am

Im talking about his character NOT his money you CLOWN. Who don’t knw tht BEYONCE does her damn thing all by her lonely??!!She has to be the #1 R&B;female repping right now like it or not, can u say “multiplatimun artist”? Wht im saying is the she’s built her own name she dont NEED JAY she WANTS him whther u think he’s UG or not CRITICS I tell u.  Lord

16 Jay Fri, Nov 30, 2007 - 12:27 pm

But it is his money that she wants you CLOWN. You are too stupid to understand that. If he didn’t have no money he couldn’t be with her.

17 MAgnificentme Fri, Nov 30, 2007 - 12:44 pm

u DUMMY ..shit! Russell Simmons got money! Bill Gates got money! she aint with them BEYONCE got money! BEYONCE is LARGER thn JAYZ. JAYZ wouldnt be with B if she wasnt caking!SHES with him cuz he’s JAY-Z bottom line. The TOTAL PACKAGE who are u to make excuses for her being with him like she needs excuses. They compliment one another they’re on eachothers LEVEL..$ and all! Get ure mind out your ass she wants his money???!!! she neither WANTS or NEEDS it. DUMMY. wht a damn dummy.

18 Jay Fri, Nov 30, 2007 - 4:09 pm

Once again you made my point. She is with him because he is JAY-Z that is exactly right. Had he been JAY-Z with no money she wouldn’t be with him dummy. Every time you make a comment you clear up my point more and more. Thank you stupid.

19 QUEL Sat, Dec 15, 2007 - 11:24 am

stupid f**ks, stick to the script! BARACK FOR PRESIDENT

20 To Quel Sat, Dec 15, 2007 - 2:46 pm

Nobody cares what Jay-Z has to say about Barack Obama so shut the f**k up you stupid f**k!

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