Spoke with Jay Z & Beyoncé about Spokes!
Jay Z has been releasing new albums since the early 2000s.
Beyoncé released her debut album, Lemonade in 2013.
Jay Z was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 and his new album, Tha Carter V, was released in September 2017.
The three spoke with WEEI about the record, the legacy of Beyonce, and what Jay Z would do if he was President.
Here are the highlights.
“When you’re working on something like Spokes, you just have to work.
You have to think of something else, but it’s always a work in progress.
If I’m on my way to the studio and I just gotta get ready to go to work, it’s just going to take me a little bit longer than normal.
I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that’s a long drive.’
You just gotta keep it rolling.”
“We always thought of Spokes as a collaboration album, a project with the three of us.
And I don’t know if that’s even possible anymore, but I’m pretty sure that the three were all involved in the whole thing.
You’re going to see that the next time we see each other, we’re going back to work.”
The first Spokes was released on February 13, 2000, and Jay Z said he didn’t even know the album existed until his mom called him a few days later.
“[The album] was just this crazy idea that we could make a record that was totally different than what we were doing at the time.
And when we started making it, it just sort of exploded.
I mean, we all just really loved it and we were like, We gotta do it again.
We’re going for it.
I was so excited, like, What am I doing here?
So we had to do it.
And then, like a few months later, I got a call from my agent saying, ‘We’ve just made Spokes.
We have to do this.’
And I was like, Oh my God.
I’ve never heard of that before.
It was a completely new thing.
So I was just like, I gotta do something with it.
So we started going through ideas and stuff and then, one of the songs that was on the record was called ‘Lemonade.’
So we were just like crazy.
We were like crazy with the songs and stuff.
We didn’t know what we wanted to do, so I’m just like like, This is going to be the most insane thing that I’ve ever done, so we were really excited to do the record.
So it was crazy.
Jay Z has also been working on new material with Jay-Z’s sister, Beyonce.
He said that the two are working on a new song, and it is slated for release in 2017.
There is some speculation that the Spokes album is about the rapper’s childhood.
According to TMZ, Jay-z has been telling people that his sister Beyonce and his mother, Yolanda, were very close during the early years of their marriage.
Jay-zz said that they were close because they bonded over their love of music.
I’m really not sure what they are talking about, but, you know, we’ve been very close throughout the whole of my life.
And now, my sister and my mother are very close.
I have so much respect for them.
“We work and we work and there’s nothing we do in life that’s not a collaboration. “
The biggest misconception that people have about us is that we don’t work,” he said.
“We work and we work and there’s nothing we do in life that’s not a collaboration.
So, yeah, we work with the best artists in the world.
It’s just a matter of how they do it, I don’ know.”