Another Birthday Means Another Win For Jay Z

It takes a lot for me to latch on to a rapper. Only a few were able to dazzle me and cause me to do a double take. For instance, I remember when I was in the eighth grade. I had already fully nosedived into hip hop and was a super Stan. My mom surprised the heck out of me and purchased Jay Z’s The Gift & The Curse for Christmas. Despite my young age, I was already enraptured with Hov’s ability to pen poignant records with relative ease. I was a young kid who marveled at anybody’s ability to make the pen bleed. Now, don’t get it twisted, I didn’t fall in love with Hov because of Gift of the Curse. But, it further made me realize how dope Hov was lyrically. Tracks like “Meet the Parents”, “Blueprint 2”, “The Watcher”, imbued a sense of swag in me, because I thought I too, could become a “JAY Z.”


Jay Z Performs At The Staples Center

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