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Jay-Z recalls reading at 12th grade level in 6th grade

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Jay-Z has reflected on his school days.

In the teaser clip for a forthcoming CBS interview with Gayle King, the 99 Problems rapper recalled his advanced reading level in primary school.

“Miss Loudon was my sixth-grade teacher. In the sixth grade, I was reading on a 12th-grade level,” remembered the 53-year-old musician. “That excited me. ‘Cause everyone was excited. And Miss Loudon, she was excited. It felt like me riding my bike at 4, the way people reacted to that.”

Jay-Z’s interview will highlight the hip-hop star’s The Book of Hov exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library celebrating his three-decade career.

“I think what matters most, today, is being a beacon and helping out… my culture,” the hitmaker shared in an earlier trailer for the upcoming interview, via Billboard. “Like making music earlier was, like, my first love… And I think now, you know, the idea of, of taking that platform and, you know, reproducing it for others or doing something like Reform (Alliance, Jay’s non-profit)… I think I derive the most joy from that.”

The Jay-Z and Gayle King: Brooklyn’s Own interview is set to air Tuesday night at 9pm Eastern Time.

– Cover Media