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Jay Z Says He Hopes to Be Remembered Like Bob Marley and All The Greats

Of all the iconic figures in the world, American rapper and record executive Jay-Z says he wants people to remember him the way they memorialize Jamaican Reggae legend, Bob Marley.

Though Jay-Z, 51, has already gone down in the history books as one of the most influential hip-hop artists and is often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time, he told The Sunday Times in a recent interview that he hopes everyone will mention him in the vein of greats like Bob Marley. “I have no idea. I’m not beyond ego, right? Hopefully, they speak of me [with] the names of Bob Marley and all the greats. But that’s not for me to say,” he said when asked how he’d like to be remembered.

In the very rare interview, the Brooklyn-born rapper also covered issues of race, his family, the coronavirus pandemic, and his proudest moments. “I’m most proud of overcoming my circumstances and providing opportunity for people who look like me and who came from the same situation that I’ve come from,” he said.


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