Jay-Z spoke to Metro about his friendship with Martin, stating that the two are good friends. Additionally, he extolled Martins talents and implored British people to look at Martin for who he is: a modern day Shakespeare.
I have been in the industry long enough to know when Im in the presence of a genius … and Chris Martin is just that, the rapper said to the publication.
In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern day Shakespeare. He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live. If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it you aint gonna regret it.
Coldplay hasproduced some truly incredible music The Scientist, Fix You, Paradise, Yellow, to name a few. But some fans thought it a stretch to compare Martin to Shakespeare:
Whatever the case, perhaps the compliments from Jay-Z will inspire Martin to pursueanother collaboration. Time will tell.