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The Year in Pop


Beyoncé and Jay-Z  

2. What Jay-Z Does When He’s Not Selling Beer
Kingdom Come might be the biggest letdown since Gangs of New York. But last summer, Jay-Z’s Radio City celebration of the tenth anniversary of his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, was a master class in showmanship: Jay-Z drove onstage in a ’96 Lexus, performed the album in reverse order, reinvented “22 Twos” as “44 Fours,” and wheeled out Beyoncé for the encore. Never again let anyone say hip-hop sucks live.


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