When I first heard Jay-Z's "99 Problems" back in 2004, three things struck me right away. Obviously, the chorus was one. Rick Rubin's guitar-driven track was another. And then there's this:
Rap mags try to use my black ass
So advertisers can give them more cash for ads
I don't know what you take me as
Or understand the intelligence that Jay-Z has ...
Jay-Z, of course, wasn't the first artist to talk negatively about the media, but his lyrical approach and vocal delivery ...Read full story
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