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6 January 2015, 10:25
"I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons".
A new clip of Jay Z speaking out about hip-hop's influence on race relations has been unveiled.
The footage, taken from Oprah Winfrey's 'Master Class' project on Own TV, shows the 'Paris' rapper offering some thoughts on how he thinks the genre has had a positive influence on putting a stop to racism.
"Racism is taught in the home" Hov explained, "Racism is taught when you're young. It's very difficult to teach racism when your kid looks up to Snoop Doggy Dogg."
The rapper, who was revealed as the second richest person in hip-hop in 2014, also revealed that he thinks hip-hop has done more for race relations than some of the world's most iconic historical figures.
"I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons" Jay Z said. "Save Martin Luther King, because his dream speech we realised when President Obama got elected. But, the impact of the music, you know, this music didn't only influence kids from urban areas. It influenced people all around the world."