Ellen Grossman, the visual artist who shot to virality when she appeared in Jay-Z's Where I'm From doc late last year, was enlisted by MTV News to share her thoughts on Magna Carta Holy Grail. While reviews of the $5 million data-mining operation have been mixed-to-positive, Grossman has nothing but generous words for it. Even though she has trouble with her hearing, she seems to like what she can hear, and besides, what's really important is that Jay-Z is trying. Says Grossman:
It sounds like he's really going deep into his heart and into fatherhood and even the meaning of fame. [He's saying] that the money's nice, but there's life beyond that, that he's exploring. I picked that up from the papers but I felt it in the man too, when I met him. That he had a depth to him.
In the video below, Grossman gushes about the MCHG cuts "Holy Grail," "BBC," and "Part II (On the Run)." Her praise is as comforting as graham crackers and apple juice. I want an Ellen Grossman, too!