Jeymes Samuel, director of “The Book of Clarence,” recently shared insights into his close relationship with JAY-Z in an interview with Level magazine. Despite being a successful mogul and family man in his 50s, JAY-Z continues to showcase his lyrical prowess, maintaining a strong presence in the world of music.
In the interview, Samuel emphasized the deep connection between him and JAY-Z, describing them as brothers who engage in frequent creative conversations. Their bond, rooted in a shared passion for the arts, seamlessly extends across various mediums, including film, music, and other forms of artistic expression.
As a dedicated creative, Samuel highlighted his daily routine of continuous creation, a lifestyle that allows him to contribute to various aspects of filmmaking, from writing and directing to composing, producing, and performing entire soundtracks.
He noted that JAY-Z mirrors this commitment to creativity, often beginning his day at the early hour of 5 AM, tirelessly crafting new and groundbreaking rhymes.
Samuel revealed the unique collaboration that emerged from JAY-Z’s involvement in “The Book of Clarence.” The rap icon’s influence extends beyond the film, resulting in a historic musical collaboration with D’Angelo.
Samuel shared details about the track during a recent Q&A event, describing it as a profound experience lasting 9 minutes and 33 seconds—a fusion of soulful, biblical bliss that marks JAY-Z’s first-ever collaboration with D’Angelo.
This noteworthy collaboration promises to be a musical masterpiece, bringing together two iconic artists in a track that transcends traditional boundaries. The combined efforts of JAY-Z and D’Angelo are anticipated to deliver a soulful and memorable experience for fans, further solidifying their impact on the music industry.