Jay-Z launched his new website last week called Life+Times. The site shares with it’s readers just about anything from interviews, music, cars, art, technology, fashion, videos all with Jay-Z’s style.
Gwyneth Paltrow interviewed Jay for her GOOP readers to talk about the new site & “how the f did he get to be the coolest man on Earth.”
G: Life + Times is incredible—aesthetically, culturally … When did you get the idea to start it and how long have you been working on it?
J: I started working on it in its various incarnations over a year ago. I’ve thought about it forever. You know how it works, seeing other sites and being either inspired or saying, “That’s shit. I would do it like …”
G: In one word answers, name someone or something in food, music, art and design, style, and sports that inspires you today and your favorite spot to be leisurely.
J: Food: Batali (he’s like a rock star)
Music: MARLEY (the perfect blend of love and gangster)
Art: BASQUIAT (where music and art met and fell in love)
Style: MARC JACOBS (he takes the Bronx experience like 40 below boots and bubble gooses and puts it on the runway)
*Disclaimer: I know it’s one goose 2 geese..
Sports: Muhammad ALI (enough said)
And my favorite spot to be leisurely is wherever family, friends, good food and wine are.
G: You are the coolest man on Earth, how the f did you get like that?
J: I’m around great women, starting with my mom. Women keep men cool. The hotter the chick the cooler the guy … that sounds like a really bad rap line!