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  • B.I.G. mentioned as one of the greats during Jay-Z's Netflix interview

    David Letterman learns about the rap game, the crack game and everything in between in the latest episode of his new hour-long interview show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

    That's thanks to his guest, Jay-Z, who good-naturedly fields open-ended questions like "What is the flow?" and "Are there [rappers] who are successful that are not good?" in front of an appreciative crowd that includes director Judd Apatow.

    The conversation between the former late-night host and the man once known as H.O.V.A. meanders amiably from the personal (marital troubles, the sexual orientation of the rapper's mother) to the political (the trouble with President Trump, criminal justice reform), often pushed along by the host's amusingly abrupt segues. Here are 10 takeaways from Letterman's interview with Jay-Z.

    Jay is into acknowledging his influences but not into talking shit.
    Early in the interview, Letterman likens Jay-Z to Picasso and asks the rapper to select his Matisse. "There's so many great people," Jay-Z replies. "Biggie Smalls of course, Notorious B.I.G... Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick."

    Check out the video clip below: