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Oprah Presents Master Class Jay-Z on OWN!

Posted by on December 31, 2010 at 11:05 AM EST

jay-z oprah master classOprah Presents Master Class Jay-Z will premiere on New Year’s Day on OWN.

Oprah Winfery’s OWN network launches New Year’s Day and it looks like she has some pretty interesting shows planned. Among the new shows is Oprah Presents Master Class. This is going to be a series of shows where a modern master of their craft/profession sits down for an intimate portrayal of their successes, failures, highs and lows. It promises to take us inside the minds of these modern masters and show us the process they go through as they practice their craft.

The first Master Class show airing on Saturday January 1st will feature Jay-Z. The show takes us to his childhood where he reveals how he grew up having a recurring dream that he was being chased and that those dreams helped him believe in karma and that what you put out into the universe comes back to you. Oprah tells his whole story, some of which we know and much of which we don’t. He grew up without a father selling crack on the streets of New York and by the time he was 26 had his own record label. Today he is one of the biggest names in music not to mention an entrepreneur who is worth well over $150 million that he gained from his clothing line, record label and various other entertainment ventures. Jay says to him excellence is being able to perform at a high level for a long period of time. To him if you survive in hip hop for 3 years you are hot, if you last 5 years you have had a great run, if you are still big after 10 years you have achieved excellence.

The OWN Master Class shows insight into how these people develop their art or carry out their work. We go right into Jay-Z’s mind as he tells us how he writes and how he experiments with vocal styles. It is insightful, interesting and, if you are fan, fascinating.

The Master Class show currently has its first season set to include Jay-Z, Simon Cowell, Sidney Poitier, Dr. Maya Angelou, Diane Sawyer, Lorne Michaels, Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Oprah Winfrey. It is an eclectic group that should provide some very interest insight into their lives.

Check your local listings to see if you have access to the Oprah’s OWN network and when the Master Class airs. If you don’t have the network you can contact your local cable provider and ask for it.



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