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Jon Hamm Reveals Details On The Time He Met Jay-Z
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.19.2012

In an interview with AV Club, Jon Hamm talked about his iPod playlist while giving his reasons for each song. In the interview, he revealed details about an incident where he met Jay-Z.

Here are the highlights:

Iron & Wine - "Woman King": "Somebody got me into Iron & Wine. I really got deep into that, and bought like two or three of his albums. I love the guy's sound. It just sounds really neat. That was another one of those things where I literally heard one song and was like, 'Oops, now I have 30.'"

Jay-Z - "What More Can I Say": "This is a little bit of an outlier as well. But I'm looking through my iPod and I have a lot of Jay-Z, in fact. He's really good. I'm a big fan. I've had two instances in my life—actually three instances in my life, but two instances in a far more random circumstance—where I've met Jay-Z, and both of them have been in elevators. They were weirdly, like, two months apart. I was in New York City and going down an elevator when the elevator stopped, and Jay-Z got on. This was a long time ago. It was pre-Beyoncé. And definitely pre-Mad Men. It's weird, because he's a big dude, too. He's a fairly tall guy, and it's kind of like, "Hey, wow, I know you." And I think I was probably super nervous and nerdy and said something like, "I'm a big fan of your work." And he was very polite. And then we rode the elevator down the rest of the way, and then he got out and walked to the curb and got in a powder blue Bentley. And I walked to the corner and got on the subway."

Fleetwood Mac - "Don't Stop": "This is a perfect 41-year-old white guy song to end on. Bill Clinton's favorite song. It's the perfect end to this ridiculous mix of songs. But I do really like Fleetwood Mac. I unapologetically like those guys. I have a very soft spot in my heart for all late-'70s/early-'80s popular music, whether it's Steely Dan or Fleetwood Mac or fill-in-the-blank. It was the formative years of my life, and I unapologetically, lustily celebrate it. So there."


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