There was not a lot cracking in hip-hop today so here’s a little insight into the music that has been influencing the biggest star in hip-hop–Jay-Z. It’s not what you would expect.
Ambrosia for heads has been keeping tabs on the recent musical influences of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Over the next few weeks, we will showcase what is moving those driving hip-hop music. As with many cultural movements, those driving the culture often look to outside influences for their inspiration. Hip-hop is no different. Today, we look at some recent influences of the God MC, Jay-Hova. Surprisingly, many of his key muses have been rock artists. Check them out (free your mind…):
The xx – Shelter
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
Thom Yorke (from Radiohead) – The Clock
Yeasayer – 2080
Beach House – Zebra
Grizzly Bear- While You Wait for the Others