Van Jones new CNN show “The Van Jones Show” will premiere January 27th with an interview with Rap Icon Jay-Z.
Jones, who is a client of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company, will discuss activism and some of the themes behind his recent album, “4:44.”
The album “is a real social justice classic, and I want to talk to him about that,” says Jones, as well as topics like economics and race.
Jones thinks people in New York, Los Angeles and other urban areas need to listen more to their counterparts in parts fo the U.S. that aren’t so metropolitan. “We are still in the middle of a big populist moment and, increasingly, I want for the voice of ordinary people to be heard,” he says. “Mainstream media keeps being shocked by these movements: The Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter or MeToo, but some of these currents are already a bit more obvious in the heartland.”
The Van Jones Show will debut January 27th on CNN at 7:00 p.m.