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Jay-Z on the cover of Vanity Fair

Submitted by on June 6, 2007 – 2:54 pm6 Comments


Say what you will, but to come from the “bottom of the bottom, to the top of the pops” as Jay-Z has, makes him perhaps hip-hop’s greatest success story.

Now respected on a global stage, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter truly lives up to his “CEO of Hip-Hop” title.

Jigga is featured on one of Vanity Fair magazine’s amazing 20 covers for their current issue (pictured here with George Clooney; an issue guest edited by U2′s Bono and focused on Africa.

The issue is a collector’s item, and cover stars were chosen because of their various involvement with the cause.

Other big names featured including Barack Obama, Alicia Keys, President Bush, Maya Angelou and Chris Rock.

Vanity Fair is on-sale today across the US.

Speaking of Jay-Z, make sure you check out his Limited Edition Rocawear gear also.

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  • James says:

    Jay Z is one ugly sum’bish aint he? I dont know whats bigger, his nose or his lips. dayum

  • bigz says:


  • freaking Awesome!

    Like 2pac said.. there’s rules to the game… and one of them is no matter what you do, somebody will hate

    I’m 100% behind Jigga feel me….. from the streets to a grown man and not some puppet of the corporate industry who gives a rats behind about the african-descendant communities: African Americans, Ricans, Cubans, Brazilians,Dominicans, Jamaicanas, Hatians, and the list goes on and on…

    Stand up and do your thing Jay-Z! Grown man status, keep making the game move forward and giving opportunity to the Hip Hop community which has no racial boundaries

  • smh @ a GUY worried about another mans Lips …. James.. you need to say “no homo” on your post if you’re straight

  • James says:

    lol i dont say “no homo” i just expect people not to assume im gay. if they do i really dont givea f*ck, “no homo” sounds retarded. how the hell did you people come up with that. who the f*ck says that??? DUMB

  • fresh hatter says:

    it’s raises interesting questions when you write that jay-z is “perhaps hip-hop’s greatest success story” in response to his being on the cover of vanity fair (alongside a prominent white hollywood actor/activist no less). what is it exactly about the fact that he’s on this magazine cover that makes one think of him being successful?

    this idea of “success” as being rich and famous overshadows the real issue, which is that he is involving himself in something much bigger than himself. i think they chose liebovitz’s photo of clooney and jay-z to raise these issues of race and power and to challenge people to look deeper than all the glitz and glamour at the reality of the horrors that are occuring in africa right now.

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