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Jay-Z 'is like Shakespeare'
Avatar Posted by luliasha ( 2473 days)ago
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Jay-Z and Will.i.am have been compared to British Bard William Shakespeare.

The rappers are known for their slick lyrics and hip hop beats.

But the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd, says they are very similar to the famous poet.

'The closest to Shakespeare in contemporary times are rappers,' Britain's Daily Mirror reports Michael as saying.

'[They use] that extraordinary quick fire, highly-organised, very witty metrical rhyming language which is brilliant in terms of consciously addressing the whole of society.

'The reason Shakespeare is still alive is that he couldn't help being relevant. He was trying to be relevant. He needed to explain the world around him to himself. Rap is like that too.'

Michael added that films and TV show are also influential but do not have the same power as they are not 'addressing a live community.'

'There is something missing with them, that maybe Jay-Z doesn't miss at a live concert,' Michael added. 'He is in direct contact with his audience.'



Jay-Z Discography
Albums
American Gangster American Gangster ~2007~
An American Gangster The Mixtape (Re-Loaded) Bootleg An American Gangster The Mixtape (Re-Loaded) Bootleg ~2007~
American Gangster Acappella American Gangster Acappella ~2007~
Kingdom Come Kingdom Come ~2006~
Brooklyns Finest (split) Brooklyns Finest (split) ~2006~
The Black Album The Black Album ~2003~
Vol.3: Life And Times Of Shawn Carter Vol.3: Life And Times Of Shawn Carter ~1999~
Bootlegs
The Commission The Commission ~2006~
Live Albums
Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life Tour Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life Tour ~1998~
Compilations, Remixes
Greatest Hits Greatest Hits ~2006~
Rap Phenomenon III Rap Phenomenon III ~2005~


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