In part 2 interview series with MTV, Jay-Z was asked what his biggest flaw on the mic is?
“My voice,” he said, before laughing, “is less than 10. Let’s just say that. I never thought I had a great pitch. … What I do is overcompensate with words and flow.”
I think Jay’s voice used to be a big problem for everyone back in the mid-90s when rappers were expected to sound like they were channeling Freddy Cougar. But now a days, the less normal your voice sounds the easier it is for you to separate yourself from the crowd. But Jay still sounds like a 14 year old.