Jay-Z reveals what he thinks makes Snoop Dogg and Eminem good rappers

The star will appear on David Letterman's new Netflix show

Jay-Z has revealed what he thinks makes Snoop Dogg and Eminem good rappers.

The ‘4:44’ star is set to appear on David Letterman’s new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. He follows the likes of Barack Obama and Malala Yousafzai.

In a trailer for Jay-Z’s episode, he tells host Letterman: “You can have a great voice and you can almost say anything you want.” Singling out Snoop Dogg, he says: “Snoop Dogg has a great voice. Like, he can say, ‘One, two, three, and to the four’, and you’re like, ‘Oh my god!’ It just sounds good, right? It just sounds really good.”


He carried on to discuss another attribute of good rappers, saying: “Or you can be someone like Eminem who has amazing cadence. It’s almost like a syncopation.”

After delivering a semi-gibberish example, he added: “It almost becomes this percussion inside the music. So there’s multiple ways to be really good. Some people have it all.”

Jay-Z’s episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will arrive on the streaming service on April 6.

Jack White recently credited Jay-Z and Kanye West with influencing his new album, ‘Boarding House Reach’. Speaking to Lars Ulrich on Beats 1, he said: “I really wanted to find musicians who played with hip-hop artists onstage – who backed up Kendrick or Jay-Z or Kanye or something.”


Meanwhile, Jay-Z is set to embark on a co-headline tour with Beyoncé this summer. The ‘On The Run II’ tour will see them travel across the UK, Europe, and North America, kicking off at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Full dates and details are available here.