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If you’re a real hip-hop player, you know that doing something unexpected can go a long way. Think of Juicy J wearing a Misfits shirt or Cam’ron during his ultra-awkward pink Range Rover phase, appropriating things that people think of as “white boy stuff” can be some truly next level -ish. When talking to super-producer Pharell for his new book, Jay-Z revealed his love of Nirvana and why hip-hop had to wait for its cultural takeover. Via NME:

He added that Cobain was a force bigger than hip-hop: “I have always been a person who was curious about the music and when those forces come on the scene, they are inescapable. Can’t take your eyes off them, can’t stop listening to them. [Cobain] was one of those figures. I knew we had to wait for a second before we became that dominant force in music.”




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