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HOV Is A Mentor! Jay-Z Helping Willow Smith On New Album

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How nice of him to reach out!

Jay-Z has been spending time in the recording studio with Willow Smith, helping her out with her upcoming debut album.

Here's what Willow had to say about it:

"Whenever I have a creative block, he's always like, 'Do what artists do when they have a block. Make a song about it.' "

Willow has also said that Jay has become like a creative mentor for her.

Should be interesting to hear the album when it's done, after having gotten the HOVA touch.

Do U think Jay-Z's influence will help Willow Smith's album be great?

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40 comments to “HOV Is A Mentor! Jay-Z Helping Willow Smith On New Album”

  1. 1

    Okay, before I say anythning I have nothing agains Willow Smith as a person, she's an adorable girl. BUT, this is just plain sad and downright pathetic. It's sad when you think about all the great musicians in history, Michael, Madonna, Elvis, who actually WORKED hard to make their music great.
    It's cray that this girl claims to have "creative blocks" she writes none of her own music, plays no instrument, does not sing live, does not dance, nothing is her own, absolutely nothing about Willow is original and is all frabricated by these music execs using her for money..
    The loss of talent in the music indusrty…*sigh
    It's sad really

  2. 2

    Re: MOVE OVER MADONNA :) – Agreed. I have nothing against this child either - but compared to real musicians, she is like a wind up toy. The worst part is the loss of her childhood.

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  4. 4

    Never a sweet smile of a nine year old child . . .instead she always has that smug I am better then you look on her face. Her parents have bought her fame the sooner she realizes that the better!

  5. 5

    Yeah. I watched a bit of her video.. the faces she were making were way TOO much pompous attitude for a 9 year old. Especially one with mediocre abilities.

  6. 6

    Re: MOVE OVER MADONNA :) – We may disagree about Gags xD but I co-sign this–it seems like most of the biggest legends came from nothing.

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  8. 8

    Re: MOVE OVER MADONNA :) – I couldn't agree more and there are kids out there who are far talented than her.

  9. 9

    The media shouldn't quote children. I mean, how crazy is that?? They are kids, for crying out loud, they don't know anything about the world yet. Any adult would laugh and dismiss their own childhood thoughts, if they could hear them, saying "I was so naive back then, I didn't know shit". But today with all the kid celebrities, the media treats them like adults, giving their statements the same importance like the statements of adult celebs. And when these kids grow up and read their old intreviews, guess what they are gonna say. Exactly!

  10. 10

    Freemason motha fuckas…

  11. 11

    Re: MOVE OVER MADONNA :) – And I couldn't agree with you more. When she writes her own material, THEN we can talk about creative blocks!

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    Usher's a terrific mentor, and the verdict's still out on Jay-Z. There's certainly enough cash floating around to do it up right.

  13. 13

    We are now witnessing another Jacko in the making right here.

  14. 14

    Re: melanchoholic – Hopefully she won't end up as screwed up as MJ. But MJ had real talent - that remains to be seen with Willow. Go to any dance school across the country and you will find thousands of precocious little girls who can sing and dance and love to perform. The difference with Willow is that she has a daddy with the money and connections to buy her a career.

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: melanchoholic – Oh, please with the over the top propaganda hype. Whip My Hair is a nice little start, but it's only a start.
    In the meantime, type 'Pink Floyd Live 8 Full Concert HD' on youtube
    if you wish to witness 24 minutes of pure artistry. LIttle Willow has some growing
    to do, let me simply put it that way. Maybe she will, maybe she won't.
    She should only be compared to Willow.

  16. 16

    oh wow Jay Z as a creative mentor, wait and see if he empties her brain, destroy her soul and fills it with crap like he did Rihanna.

  17. 17

    Creative blocks? lol…

  18. 18

    I hope this damn album TANKS (although daddy will probably buy enough copies to make it a hit, like Paris did with her album) and lil' Miss Willow goes back to school, where she belongs for the next ten years.

  19. 19

    Eh… no. She's a cute novelty with a little bit of fame already built in. She's already conceited at the age of 9 because she's GOT money already. Think about it… we're all paying her by buying her music. I refuse to give this girl a dime, she's got enough. The album will do mediocre sales, and she shouldn't expect to crack the top 40 again.

  20. 20

    WOW! A rich musician (or whatever he is) "reaches out" to the child of ANOTHER rich musician (or whatever he is). Just wow. That is SO NICE of him. Barf.

  21. 21

    no b/c at her age her voice and her life experiences will not give her enough material to fill a whole album.

  22. 22

    Okay, here's something totally ridiculous… I am a writer, and I have experienced writer's block on many occasions. I have never heard anyone suggest writing about the block, though! So, I am sad and horrified to admit - I just learned something from a 9 year old!!!! Well, I guess I can say it came from JayZ, right? Still… embarrassing. And I have to say, I totally agree with everyone here who points out the fact that this child is being manipulated and used as a money machine, and she doesn't have even half the talent as so many kids out there who have to fight for recognition while Willow is handed everything. The American way, I guess.

  23. 23

    Re: MOVE OVER MADONNA :) – I agree! Why don't they just let her be a kid for now? What's the hurry? You don't see Madonna pimping out her kids!

  24. 24

    Re: melanchoholic – There's no way she will ever be talented enough to compare to MJ. The man had his personal issues but when he hit the stage, it was nothing short of magic. This little turd could never be like him. Plus, Michael's family was as working class as they came. This little girl's warddrobe is probably worth more than my car. And I emphasize LITTLE GIRL because that smug little smile on her face makes her look like she thinks she's grown up already.

  25. 25

    Couldn't agree with u more! There aren't many examples of healthy, well-rounded adults resulting from fame at a young age.

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    Re: PerezSux54 – Agree with you 100%.Micheal had talent.She's a manufactured pop singer.Micheal wasn't a smug,entitled brat when he was younger.He was very shy and polite.

  28. 28

    She is far from adorable. She is noting short of a disaster waiting to happen. Creative block….just another term for stupid and untalented. Please spare us, i find her about as entertaining as an enema!!!

  29. 29

    god please make this talentless twat accidently gargle with drano!

  30. 30

    Re: Dave Letterman - staff fucker

    Haha yes, Perez makes it seem like he is "reaching out" to some inner city kids instead of someone who is signed to his label.

  31. 31

    I am getting heartily sick of yet another instance of Will Smith pimping out his kids - Is he not going to let them have a normal childhood - has he learnt nothing from the Jackson family… First its his son and now Willow is on tour with Justin Beiber now - for Gods sake - what is she 9 ??

  32. 32

    So ridiculous. The child has no talent. Is Jay-Z a Scientologist as well????

  33. 33

    My dog has more talent than this kid…her parents suck. I wouldnt listen to a word this kid lip syncs or pay a penny to see any crap ass movie her ugly ass annotying talent-less parents are in. was jada in like 2 movies in 1990? go home foreva willow and take your annoying ass family with you and stay there foreva pleeeeeeeeeeeease. jay-z … u fucking sell-out

  34. 34

    Re: @v@ – Well put!

  35. 35

    This will no doubt be the most hated kid of her generation. Privileged much?

  36. 36

    Re: MOVE OVER MADONNA :) – she does sing live and saying that you have nothing against someone and then ragging on them is like saying oh i can say "nig%#r" because im black

  37. 37

    I have lost all respect for Will Smith now. His daughter is TOO damn young. WTH is he thinking! She looks silly dressed like that and her single is a POS, sorry but it's horrible and she only got any kind of deal because her dad is Will Smith. She has no talent. Let her be a child!!!

  38. 38

    Re: Don02895 – Agreed. She's a smug brat. I think most adults would like to slap those stupid faces she makes off her head.

  39. 39

    The "entertainment" world is headed to hell. All these untalented teen and pre-teen acts SUCK. If this little ego didn't have famous parents, she'd be a laughingstock.

  40. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Paris France – Backattcha. Now have some chocolate.