As an emcee, he is actually remarkably unremarkable. His flow is usually stunted and unimaginative, rarely is there a clever turn of phrase to be found, and often words don’t even rhyme (and not in a intentional, poetic way, just in your average, lack of skill way). However, in spite of it all it cannot be denied that Jay-Z is one bad-ass motherfucker. He is the king of the Hip Hop world, both in finances and in influence. He is as powerful a force as there is in musical entertainment. In his own words (and this is one of the few clever turns of phrase he’s offered), /i’m not a businessman/ i’m a business, man/
Also, let’s not forget his ability to wear a t-shirt and sunglasses with such casual sexiness and swagger that he makes it look like a finely tailored suit.
And, since it is entirely possible I will never blog about Jay-Z again, here is another.