jay-z bbc radio 1

After speaking about working with two of his closest collaborators — Kanye West and Timbaland — in yesterday’s installment, Jay-Z opens up about the pitfalls of fame in part two of his hour-long interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.

I’ve seen it happen before, I’ve seen all the pitfalls. I’m playing this dance with this fame, and it’s like playing with a drug. It’s very deadly. If it gets you, it’s gon’ pull you in and it takes you somewhere dark. And some people never come back from it.

Hov also discussed wanting to be “normal” some days, why he fought to keep “Holy Grail” on Magna Carta… Holy Grail and more thoughts on little brother, Kanye West.

[Kanye’s] always been striving for this moment, just to find that place of expression through whatever medium it is… Forget hip-hop, [Yeezus is] good for music.

Watch part two of the interview after the jump…

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