Music executive icon Clive Davis is putting respeck on Young Hov’s greatness. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member has dished on JAY-Z as he gears up to be honored as a Grammy Salute to Industry Icons act.
In Davis’ opinion, the Jigga Man is a necessity to today’s music biz and his career numbers are indisputable.
“He’s been a tremendous influence on music in many ways, certainly creatively. The length of his career is tremendous, and he’s still vital today. He’s leading the way as an entrepreneur; he’s a leader with great ideas. I think it’s great Jay-Z’s being honored by the Recording Academy.” (Hits Daily Double)
A few days ago, music icon Diddy treated his fans to a clip of himself dancing to JAY’s “Family Feud” single.
Recently, JAY sparked social media’s attention after hitting the studio with We The Best CEO DJ Khaled.
Last weekend, buzz developed over JAY-Z’s pro-LGBT “Smile” song receiving recognition at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards ceremony.
JAY-Z will be given a “Special Recognition” award at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, the annual ceremony held by the organization to honor “fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.” The award is for his 4:44 song “Smile,” featuring his mother Gloria Carter. “Smile” marked the first time it was revealed that his mother was a lesbian, in the lines, “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian/Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian.” The GLAAD Media Awards take place April 12. Nominated for the Outstanding Music Artist award are Perfume Genius, St. Vincent, Kelela, and Kehlani. The films Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird have been nominated as well. (Pitchfork)