JAY-Z SAYS NIRVANA & GRUNGE BRIEFLY STOPPED THE RISE OF HIP HOP
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Rapper Jay-Z talked about the rise of Nirvana and Grunge in a new interview with SPIN.com:
“First we got to go back to before grunge and why grunge happened,” reasons Jay. “‘Hair bands’ dominated the airwaves and rock became more about looks than about actual substance and what it stood for—the rebellious spirit of youth….That’s why ‘Teen Spirit’ rang so loud because it was right on point with how everyone felt, you know what I’m saying?”
“It was weird because hip-hop was becoming this force, then grunge music stopped it for one second, ya know?” he says. “Those ‘hair bands’ were too easy for us to take out; when Kurt Cobain came with that statement it was like, ‘We got to wait awhile.’”
Jay-Z recently performed with Pearl Jam at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia.