Jay-Z Inspired By DMX, Madonna & Daft Punk
To make his live performances better…
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:48
Jay-Z has said he's made his live shows better by studying other artists, including those outside hip hop.
Speaking to the LA Times Jigga explained: “I look at Madonna's production and envy that. (And) Daft Punk's set.”
And he admitted that it took him a while to become confident as a live performer. Jay said it was DMX who made him realise his faults.
He said: “My early years? Forget it. I was horrible. DMX tore me to pieces. I remember being stunned.
“[He] had me really working. But I had to figure this out. If you want to be a headliner, you better put on a headline show.”
The rapper puts on headline shows at Wireless and the Isle Of Wight festivals this summer.
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