Monday, August 22, 2011
"Jay-Z: It Takes a Harmless, Hand-built Gangster to Run This Town" by Lisa Taddeo - Esquire.com
This is an older (2010) article in Esquire profiling Jay-Z. He comes off as very smart, very smooth, and very duplicitous. Which brings up an interesting conundrum. His raps are all about how he is a smooth criminal and precisely that he is duplicitous. So if he is two-faced in real life, does that make him genuine and earnest? Does it? I dunno, I just thought myself in a circle right then.