Jay-Z is good. He is good at making music, if he wasn't he wouldn't be so popular. If he wasn't he wouldn't be so rich. He's good. A lot of people are good at making music and marketing themselves, and they get popular, but Jay-Z does the little things that make him better. The two best examples are these, in 2008 Jay-Z was picked to be the headliner at the Glastonbury Festival, the lead singer of Oasis, Noel Gallagher, said that having him headline was rubbish, and a proper rock band should headline, like Oasis. So Jay-Z comes out for his headlining set and starts with Wonderwall, Oasis` first big single. Even though he dosen`t know most of the words and dosen`t do it very well, the fact that he did it was killer.
The All Points West Festival this year the Beastie Boys were schedueled to headline. Adam Yauch, whose rap name is MCA, was diagnosed with cancer of the salivary gland and the headlining performance, tour and album were put aside. Jay-Z came on to headline the festival and came out to No Sleep Till Brooklyn, one of the Beastie Boys early hits, this one was done much better than the Oasis one, probably because it was done out of homage rather than to stick it Noel Gallagher. Enjoy!