Kanye West recently expressed his respect for his friend Jay Z and why he is not up to his level when it comes to the business side of things yet.
Even though Kanye has achieved the same success musically, he explained how much further he has to go to reach Jigga’s success outside the music industry.
“Jay is more realized than me, meaning more of his dreams and hopes and aspirations have come true,” Kanye said in an interview. “And hopefully, God willing, by the time I‘m his age, that thing will happen for me also and I’ll be in a more zenned-out place.” (BBC 1 Radio)
Last year in an interview with MTV, Jay explained how any of his success is accredited to hip-hop.
On his 2009 single “On to the Next One,” Jigga bragged that he had President Obama “on the text.” Still, the man who once battled DMX while standing on top of a pool table is not desensitized. “I’m a fan of the journey as well,” he said. This fall, he will officially welcome an NBA franchise to his native Brooklyn as a minority owner of the Nets and curate and headline his first two-day music festival in Philly. Still, Jay doesn’t see his wins as just solo victories. Each win he notches adds to hip-hop’s growth. It’s a “we” thing. “I see myself as part of the collective of hip-hop. I don’t see myself as a thing that operates outside of it,” he said. “So when I do these sort of things, I‘m like, ‘Man, we’ve come a long way.'” (MTV)
Check out Kanye’s Interview below.