Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Absolut Presents NY-Z: Jay-Z Documentary

"You can't make art with business in mind. You have to make art first."

Check this newly released documentary on Jay-Z brought to you by the good folks at Absolut; this video is apart of Absolut's Concert Series. Here, Mr. Carter talks about his upbringing, Madison Square Garden, it's significance to him, collaborations, how he mixes music and business, and his philosophy of genres in music. Here's what Absolut had to say about the documentary on their YouTube page:

"ABSOLUT Vodka presents "NY-Z", a new 15-minute documentary featuring Jay-Z. The film was directed by Danny Clinch. More exclusive content at Facebook.com/ABSOLUT.

Continuing to collaborate with creative visionaries, ABSOLUT Vodka presents this new 15-minute short film featuring Jay-Z. The documentary, titled NY-Z, was directed by Danny Clinch and paints a rare portrait of the global hip-hop icon. With unprecedented access to Jay-Z the days and moments leading up to, and after, his legendary September 11th benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, Danny Clinch gives us an intimate glimpse into Jay-Z: his childhood, his motivation as an artist, his passion for music, and his muse, New York.

NY-Z kicks off the ABSOLUT Concert Series, a collaborative partnership between ABSOLUT and two New York icons: Jay-Z and Madison Square Garden."

Side note: Smh at how they blurred out Wale's face at the 9:32 mark; kinda funny.

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