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JAY-Z NAMED "KING OF THE YEAR" BY GQ MAGAZINE.




Jay-Z seems to excel at everything he tries. As a rapper, Jigga's track record is impeccable and his accomplishments as a businessman have kept Hov hovering around the top of various Forbes lists for almost 10 years now. But how will Jay, who seems to do so many things so well fare at fatherhood? It's a topic the mogul tackles in a cover story in GQ magazine's "Men of the Year" issue.

"Providing — that's not love," Jay says. "Being there — that's more important. I mean, we see that. We see that with all these rich socialites. They're crying out for attention; they're hurting for love. I'm not being judgmental — I'm just making an observation," Jay, who was anointed the mag's King of the Year, tells writer Alex Pappademas. "They're crying out for the love that maybe they didn't get at home, and they got everything,all the material things that they need and want. So we know that's not the key."

The soon to be 42-year-old rapper graces the cover of the December issue, which hit newsstands on November 22, wearing a black suit, a matching skinny tie and sporting a grin. It's a familiar look for Jigga, but the feature story reveals someone new: Big Poppa Jay.

The Roc Nation boss' complex relationship with his absentee dad factors into his own views on becoming a papi, and it's a topic he tackled on his 2000 The Dynasty album ("Where Have You Been"), his '03 "retirement" LP The Black Album ("December 4" and "Moment of Clarity") and, most recently, on "New Day," a standout track off of his and Kanye West's Watch the Throne.

On "New Day," the duo rap hypothetically about fatherhood, except that now for Jay, life will imitate art. When the Throne wrote the song, Jay explains to GQ that he and wife Beyoncé were not yet expecting. The RZA-produced track finds Jay vowing not to do what was done to him as a child: "Promise to never leave him, even if his mama tweakin'/ 'Cause my dad left me and left me and I promise to never repeat him."

"My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero," Jay says in the interview.

But does being a dad mean Jigga will lose his swag? Not in the least. While Jay does admit he will change diapers and strap the baby seat in the Maybach, the hip-hop icon also promises to play rap classics like Reasonable Doubt, Ready to Die and Illmatic for his kid — when the time is appropriate of course.



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11/14/2011 3:27PM
JAY-Z NAMED "KING OF THE YEAR" BY GQ MAGAZINE.
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12/15/2011 3:17PM
What king of What
GQ have lost their edge....oh come on man, King OF What
09/18/2013 1:27AM
HOLY GRAIL
WAYNE PERRY IS ME DWAYNE ANTHONY McGOwan
09/18/2013 1:31AM
keith sweet
Love wrote let lick u up and down at age 11 on paper to justina pave the way for wowmen to get paid todAy
09/18/2013 1:35AM
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09/18/2013 1:38AM
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09/18/2013 1:42AM
NEVER RIGHT WERE I ENDED HOM AT 17
E LITTLE NICK SAW AND LUKE IN THIS NEIBOHOOD AT 12 14 15. 16 SOLO
09/18/2013 1:45AM
number 1 dad for 60 Years
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10/10/2013 6:29AM
Thanks
Love my family thanks for all the shout outs hope one day I can make it to New York butI can't yet but one day hopefull . GOD IS GOOD GOD IS GREAT MUCH RESPECT TO ALL MY FREINDS AND FAMILY
11/29/2013 2:17AM
Holy grail
18 I pulled the blade out my heart on work release for the first time justina Parrish snitched on me in Waldorf for cris davidhoff to only do 4 years for attemted murder wasn't in the house still got charged as an adult had Castro as my lawyer the second time she snitched the came to my duplex in Waldorf with no search warrent she opened the door told them I was in PA at my moms and let them in got a good friend of mines brother arrested along with me I still only know him as message that was his nick name I spent 2 weeks in Allentown jail before being extradited to PG jail were Thomas c Mooney got me out on mental per trial release keep it 100 from day one could never tell on anyone even if my life was on the line Parrish ain't the Harris way or the McGowan way ha let me see my kids
11/29/2013 2:20AM
Ant
But my paper work in your face wasn't the blood on the stirring wheel how did u do a dime get fought with a gun and get right out tell me that
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