"I have a very interesting take on the cultural impact of hip hop and it's a strong one, so I just want to prepare people at home," the rapper adds. "I think that hip hop has done more for cultural relations than most cultural icons. And I say save Martin Luther King because his 'Dream' speech we realized and President Obama got elected, but the impact of the music, this music didn't only influence kids from urban areas; it influenced people around the world. People listen to this music all around the world and took to this music."
Nearly a half-century after segregation was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, Jay Z argues that a nightclub encapsulates how the civil rights movement was victorious. "If you look at clubs and how integrated they have become – before people partied in separate clubs, there were hip-hop clubs and techno clubs – and now people party together," the Roc Nation mogul says. "Once you have people partying, dancing, singing along to the same music, conversation naturally happen after that, and within conversation we all realize we're more alike than we're separate."