Jay-Z Covers TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential

TIME’s Most Influential was impressive, especially since I wasn’t in the artist section… had me with the builders and the titans

NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg writes a paragraph on Jay/his influence on NY for his spot on TIME Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People In The World, in the Titans category:

Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.

Billionaire boys and some dudes you never heard of.

Previously: President Obama Has Better Things to Do Then Approve Trips to Cuba


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14 Responses to “Jay-Z Covers TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential”

  1. Plug Says:

    no cut for the cover, hov?

  2. cOLD Says:

    I see what Jay’s doing.

    no crisp line-up for the cover shot

    “When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire”

    ^ whats comical about this is… is well known how he allegedly created his own label. So now the mayor is signing off on getting it how you live. roff.

  3. harlem world Says:

    condoms on baby seats tho

  4. cOLD Says:

    no cut for the cover, hov?

    ^ “its different”

  5. cOLD Says:

    I say in the next coming years, Jay’s in a serious push for mayor… with some skrong backers. Namely the ex-president(s)

    see what I did there?

  6. harlem world Says:

    cOLD Says:
    April 18th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I say in the next coming years, Jay’s in a serious push for mayor… with some skrong backers. Namely the ex-president(s)
    ===================

    yeah i been thinking he’d do that for a couple years too

    bound to happen

    the gay rights cosign, the backing of the jooze

  7. cOLD Says:

    how would Barack look with some laser tight edging addressing the Nation. Believe it or not, there are some connotations that come along with the simplest of things, when you’re under that scope.

  8. harlem world Says:

    NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg writes a paragraph on Jay/his influence on NY for his spot on TIME Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People In The World, in the Titans category:
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    translation: thanks jay for cosigning this gentrification b.s in bk & harlem, me & my 1% cronies needed that

  9. Plug Says:

    when I wear suit, I prefer the grimey look too

    I gotta be a touch grimey even when Im suited

    I like to have a crisp cut wit the itchy beard tho

  10. Plug Says:

    still tryin to plan this NY NJ trip

  11. cOLD Says:

    when I wear suit, I prefer the grimey look too

    I gotta be a touch grimey even when Im suited

    I like to have a crisp cut wit the itchy beard tho

    ^ I get this, its about that balance and not appear to be trying too hard.

    till this day its why I refuse to were brand new timbo’s… grown ass man dawg, not your lil hip hop runway model.

  12. cOLD Says:

    still tryin to plan this NY NJ trip

    ^ scream at me when you’re in NJ…

    can show you the whole in the wall skrip clubs, or the velvet rope joints.

    puss is puss though, so you know.

  13. cOLD Says:

    it just makes sense for Jay to run for Mayor of the city… He’d win by a landslide too.

    I’m thinking he’d focus on preventing crime as opposed to locking niggas up. Like programs for ex offenders… mentorship programs. Overall, think Jay might just make a good candidate. 1st lady beyonce would visit the schools, all the black mothers will vote for Jay.

  14. cOLD Says:

    ex D-boys with one foot still in the skreets, but attending PTA meetings will cast their votes

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