Jay Z Covers the November Issue of Vanity Fair

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Jay Z has landed the cover of the November issue of Vanity Fair and it looks like the article is going to go deep into his past and present. You can read an excerpt from a piece Vanity Fair has done to set up the piece below.

Here’s the excerpt from Vanity Fair‘s set up piece:

“Jay tells Robinson that Barack Obama’s 2008 election “actually renewed my spirit for America. It was like, Oh, wow, man, this whole thing about land of the free, home of the . . . it’s, like, real—it’s going to happen, everyone’s getting to participate in it. But growing up, if you had ever told a black person from the hood you can be president, they’d be like, I could never . . . If you had told me that as a kid, I’d be like, Are you out of your mind? How?”

Jay tells Robinson that his mother knew he was dealing drugs as a teenager, “but we never really had those conversations. We just pretty much ignored it. But she knew. All the mothers knew. It sounds like ‘How could you let your son . . . ’ but I’m telling you, it was normal.”

Click here to read the rest of the set up piece.

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