Jay-Z Rolling Stone Cover


Jay-Z covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which is on newsstands now, and gives contributing editor Mark Binelli a glimpse into the sort of daily life the self-proclaimed God MC leads at the age of 40:

While Jay is notoriously private about his life with wife Beyoncé, Binelli gets the rapper to let down his guard, and Jay reveals his superstar better half vetoed a piece of artwork he’d bought for their 8,000-square-foot Tribeca penthouse. The black-and-white Laurie Simmons photograph in question depicted “a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women’s legs emerging from the handle… Beyoncé sent it back and had it replaced with a similar Simmons piece, only depicting a perfume bottle instead of a gun.” Binelli also encourages Jay to open up about his biggest challenges as president of Def Jam (the most frustrating meeting? “Honestly? All of them”) and his one and only experience in therapy, when as Binelli writes, “The psychiatrist gave him tea that made him sleepy and asked him questions like, ‘Who are your best friends?’ “

Link: How Jay-Z Became King: Inside the New Issue [RS via B.Dot]

Jay also professes his love for the indie rock scene, and brings up his most recent crush, Grizzly Bear. There’s been a trend of rappers fooling around with this genre of music, aside from Kanye’s blog picks and that horrid Lil Wayne rock album, as even Drake recently mentioned he’d only start a label if he could sign Away From Home tour openers Francis and the Lights, who produced Karaoke on Thank Me Later.

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63 Responses to “Jay-Z Rolling Stone Cover”

  1. Mr.Londoner Says:

    # vcsom Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    i wonder if jay ever logs in to nah.. sees thread… sheds a tear..

    ninja if you think a billionaire multi-millionaire will read the shit on NR.. somethings wrong with ya, if you think he would read and actually care then – :tinyurl.com/22tyrof

  2. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    Ray Ban’s have taken over rap…..bring back Versace shades please

  3. Remixznflow Says:

    nigga said






  4. Rome Says:

    same shit.. different year…


    I don’t watch BET. but Kanye>>>>

  5. Tong Po Flo Says:

    ^ Halle did it, lost the baby weight, and she’s back dyme status.

    ^ Word all they have to do is work it out

  6. Rome Says:

    i wonder if jay ever logs in to nah.. sees thread… sheds a tear..

    lol…I know a lot of rappers check Nah…especially after they release a mixtape, to see what the blogs is saying. Niggas like Donnis must be shedding a tear right now.

  7. GMLLZ Says:

    BP will be unlisted in a few months at this rate

  8. Beezy Says:

    GMLLZ Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    BP will be unlisted in a few months at this rate


  9. Mateo Says:

    Why does he wear sunglasses in every mag cover he does? Close-up, sunglasses on Jay-Z (TM).



  11. J. Caesar Says:

    like somebody said i’m surprised Drake is not on nthe cover considering he has an album dropping..and lmao@ at the first comment on this post..i love jay’s music but ether got him bad..and i tried listening to grizzly bear but i wasn’t too impressed i have to give it a better listen maybe that’ll change my opinion

  12. DC Says:

    Those aren’t raybans. Just saying…

  13. comehomenow Says:

    Lil Wayne’s “rock album” and Grizzly Bear do not belong in the same sentence.

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