JAY-Z Calls Coldplay's Chris Martin "A Modern-Day Shakespeare"
I'm going to compare to you...?
London – JAY-Z has never been afraid to step outside of the Hip Hop scene to give props to the artists outstanding in other genres as well, something he proved when he collaborated with the rock band Linkin Park on the 2004 mash-up album Collision Course.
The last stranger to receiving high praise from Hov is Coldplay singer and songwriter Chris Martin, who JAY has been referred to as a "modern day Shakespeare."
Speaking to uk's Metro News, JAY reported, the man behind such hits as "The Scientist", "Viva La Vida" and "Fix You" huge praise.
"In the years to come, great Britain will look back on him as a modern day Shakespeare," JAY said to the man of Devon.
"He is an incredible recording artist, an amazing songwriter, but where it really comes to life is the realization of living. If you have the opportunity to see Coldplay live, do it — you will not regret it."
"We are good friends, but what I have to say has nothing to do with our friendship. I have been in the industry long enough to know when I am in the presence of a genius, and Chris Martin is just that."
JAY and Chris have been together before that, for the first time in Hov's highly-criticized 2006 comeback album, Kingdom Come, before the launch of the album "Most Kingz" in 2010.
Could a new collab be on the cards?