Jay-Z is Sinatra
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 May 2009
Kanye West says modern pop stars such as Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga are similar to iconic music heroes including Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson
Jay-Z is like Frank Sinatra, says Kanye West.
The 'Love Lockdown' star insists many of today's pop stars are "the champions" and show similar characteristic to classic musical icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.
He wrote on his blog: "I LOOK AT OUR CURRENT SUPERSTARS LIKE LEGENDS IN THE MAKING... LIKE JUSTIN IS THE NEW MIKE , BEYONCE'S THE NEW TINA TURNER, GAGA'S MADONNA, JAY IS SINATRA... WAYNE IS HENDRIX, THOM YORKE IS ROGER WATERS, THESE ARE THE CHAMPIONS AND SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED AS SUCH (sic)."
The current stars mentioned by Kanye are Justin Timberlake, Beyonce Knowles, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
Kanye also used his blog to praise a paparazzi photograph of Rihanna, saying that as well as capturing the singer's beauty, the photographer has also brought the idyllic landscape to life.
He wrote: WHY CAN'T ALL PAPARAZZI PHOTOS BE THIS GOOD? WELL OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE MOST CELEBS JUST AREN'T RIHANNA LOL! ... BUT ON THE REAL, THIS PIC IS HARDCORE. PEEP THE PERSPECTIVE SHOT OF THE CITY IN THE BACK. SOMETIMES THE PAPS OVEREXPOSE THE LENS OR HAVE THE FLASH TOO HIGH TAKING ALL THE EMOTION OUT OF THE MOMENT. THIS MOMENT IS CAPTURED IN TIME NOW. GOOD JOB ON THIS ONE! (sic)"