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Jay Z Wants To Be Remembered Like Bob Marley

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The Jamaican Reggae legend, Bob Marley, is the artist Jay-Z wants to be remembered alongside.

The Marcy Projects rapper has been an inspiration to many people being a rap billionaire, but he wants to be remembered for more than just his financial success. He wants his music to be timeless and stated in a recent interview with The Sunday Times that he wants to be Bob Marley level. “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.

He did credit his financial gains as something that gives those in impoverished conditions a glimmer of hope for something that is attainable. “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.

As with everyone else, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the rich and famous. The rap star stated, “In the beginning it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other.” Now it’s time to rebuild he says, “We have to bounce back and we have to be great and we have to rebuild. I’m forever an optimist.”

Although the artist could never have a fresh new collaboration with the iconic Bob Marley, he was able to work with his offspring in Damien Marley. “It was really powerful for me when I came here. This is music I listened to my whole life. My mom and dad, they collected records and they just played music all the time. Bob was like a major source in our house. I turned into a kid when I came here,” he said.

Whatever the case, Bob Marley’s impact was multilayered in the world of politics, music, and humanitarianism. Bounty Killer recently spoke on how Marley was a threat to the  political system in his day in an instagram post about his shooting.

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