Jay-Z and Cornel West, Live at the New York Public Library (Video)

Controversial but super cool Princeton professor Cornel West recently spent over an hour in conversation with Shawn Carter a/k/a Jay-Z (no introduction required) at the prestigious New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, moderated by Paul Holdengräber, the NYPL Director of Public Programs. Their dialogue was inspired by the contents of Jay’s new book Decoded and covered everything from NWA, Michael Jackson and Thom Yorke to greed, race, politics and social activism.

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