Jay-Z Dissected: The House That Hova Built
Self-professed greatest rapper alive Jay-Z has had a busy year thus far, having witnessed the birth of his first child, co-headlining a sellout tour with Kanye, and building up hype for the New Jersey Nets as they made the move to Brooklyn. In between all this, he has managed to expand his business empire while being a consummate father and husband; If ever there was a blueprint for the modern day success story it’s Hova. Having been in the spotlight for over 20 years, he’s been witness to a host of changes, not only in the rap game, but in society at large. Here he sits down with Zadie Smith to talk about life, hip-hop and the current state of America. The New York Times T Magazine article can be found in its entirety here.