So Jay dropped his album on Friday (June 30) and took the internet by storm. For right now, the album is a Tidal exclusive, which makes a lot of sense once you peel back the layers of the album and get into its primary theme.
Jay’s album marks an interesting point for rap, it has always been seen as “a young man’s game” and therefore subject to trivial and youthful subject matter outside of discussing one’s circumstances growing up. Jay has pushed an envelope to really start digging into infidelity, admitting one’s mistakes and moving forward with an already established relationship. While other rappers have made songs that were reflective of this, none have really gone as deep as Shawn has on this latest release.
We discuss all of that and what it means in the latest episode. I trust it’s worth it, there’s a lot of humor to this one too and it might be the best all around episode we’ve done so far this year.
It features Ryan, Ron, AJ and our special guest Joe Hova of Joe Hova’s MindFrame (JoeHovasMF.com, @JoeHova on the Twitters and the Instagrams) and is about a 90 minute run. So pull it up, shrink the browser and go about your day while tuning in.
If you want the iTunes link, you can find it here. Otherwise, here you go!
Opening Song: “Dead Presidents” – Jay-Z
Closing Song: “First Day of Summer” – Intuition & Equilibrium