As odd as it may have been to see a bill featuring [artist id="1231768"]Kelly Clarkson[/artist], [artist id="823"]Third Eye Blind[/artist] and [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist], it’s even stranger to see a blog post from Jay-Z.
Jay admitted that he doesn’t use Twitter, but he managed to post a blog for RapRadar.com following his performance Thursday evening at the University of Arizona. The MC said he was caught up in the excitement of the moment, as well as the technical difficulties, and he missed the opportunity to say something important.
“On the show as well were Third Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson … I thought that had to be the oddest pairing ever, but soon realized it’s what I’ve always professed. There’s NO such thing as Black music or White music only Good or Bad music.”
Jay said it was cool to like different things that are outside of your comfort zone. He said this also applies to the world around us and not just music.
“If you’re African American you can have a Jewish friend.” He brought up his own friendship with former Def Jam head/ current Warner Music CEO Lyor Cohen. “The Jew fro and the BLUEprint fro [Afro] are the SAME thing.”
Jay added that he would like to see diverse concerts such as this happen more often, outside of the one or two festivals per year and big radio station summer concerts like Zootopia, held by New York’s Z-100, among many others.
“I’m putting that into the universe,” Jay blogged, adding, “Next up, [a concert with] Taylor Swift and Uncle Murda!”