Jay-Z #BSides w/ International Mo (Side B)

January 21, 2017
This is Side B of our Jay-Z #BSides episode. Claude and Mo continue their analysis of key Jay B-Sides, discussing the irreconcilable moral conflicts at the center of Jay's music and Jay's uncanny ability to play the introspective drug dealer.
Claude argues that "Moment of Clarity" is the interpretive key for Jay's career and a moment of meta-revelation (whaaat?). Mo makes his pick for Jay's definitive swan song and Claude reveals the Jay song that most makes him reflect on the concept of grace while reminding us of the complexity of our favorite artists.
Songs discussed:
  • Allure
  • Dopeman
  • A week ago
  • Where I'm from
  • Beach is better
  • Moment of clarity
  • What we do
  • You must love me
  • Murder to excellence

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