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Jay-Z : Izzo (HOVA)

A sunny sample of 'I Want You Back' would have made this perfect for the summer: as it is, you'll just have to let Jay-Z's ultra-violet self-belief light up the room.

A sunny sample of 'I Want You Back' would have made this perfect for the summer: as it is, you'll just have to let Jay-Z's ultra-violet self-belief light up the room."To try and to fail, the two things I hate/succeed in this rap game, the two things is great," he announces at the end of his deft and complex meditation on hustling, both on the street and in the music industry. "Thanks for comin' out tonight - you coulda been anywhere in the world but you're here with me," he says, every inch the showbiz charmer, "I appreciate that." The pleasure's all ours.





Victoria Segal

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