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CNN’s Van Jones has a brand new show, and it’s premiering with one serious superstar of a guest: rapper Jay-Z.

The 21-time Grammy Award-winner and cultural icon will sit down for an exclusive interview on the debut episode of “The Van Jones Show,” which airs on CNN at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 27.

The two will discuss their shared activism and explore the themes of Jay-Z’s most recent album “4:44,” ranging from racial and social issues to financial knowledge and responsibility.

The twice-monthly show will feature political and cultural guests and include raw conversations with Americans from across the country.

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Jones said he was “beyond thrilled” to kick off the first show with the legendary hip-hop artist.

“It’s very rare that someone becomes a household name on multiple continents and is still as cutting edge and as relevant as he is,” Jones said of Jay-Z.

“He’s really ground zero for so many conversations in the country right now: politics, culture, economics, technology. He’s not only a hip-hop legend but he also runs a major technology company, Tidal. He’s weighed in on social justice and criminal justice issues… he’s a real pioneer,” Jones added.