It's one of the things they do best.
If you'd been in charge of summarizing the Jiggaman's career on a standard 80-minute compact disc, which tracks would you have included?
Kanye Week marches on.
Hova got a rave in the 'Times' today.
"I hadn’t heard the explosions yet and they shocked me so bad that you can see me jumping."
Plus, Jon Stewart thanks Jay-Z and his rap brethren for taking some of the heat off his people, on our regular late-night roundup.
Nitsuh Abebe and Christopher Bonanos of 'New York' met up via instant messenger to do a little comparative-lit exercise.
"Jay is jumping from one extreme to another, when in reality the 'buy vs. lease' decision is quite complex."
"It was the groundbreaking ceremony for the Nets, he was sitting in front of me with this Batman suit on. I was thinking, 'That's quite odd.'"
This is apparently the track Jay-Z sent to invite him to Roc Nation.
A short list: crack, jail, bulletproof vests, Cristal, daddy issues, Oprah.
Alas, it looks like the beef stops here.
“We in a motorcade driving to the studio. I'm seeing kids learning how to ride horses out the window.”
Plus: 'SpongeBob Squarepants' makes model cry.
"'Mr. Devil, can you give me a sign' / He said, 'Throw the Roc up, that's one of mine.'"
The video for "Better Run Run" depicts a Hova impersonator being chased by the devil.