Front Page: Jay-Z Covers The Source

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Music mogul and rapper Jay-Z is covering the October issue of  The Source magazine. Below are some excerpts via The Source:

Ten years after release of The Blueprint album, arguably Jay-Z’s finest piece of recorded work, the face of our October Source issue features album art of its cover. With a “Blueprint Feature Package” written by Rap Radar’s head honcho, Elliott Wilson, and an exclusive interview with legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion, who shot Jay-Z for this album, this issue will remain a collector’s item for years to come.

“After his classic 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, ignited the streets, dazzled the critics, but didn’t move enough units, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter scrapped his bad marketing plan for a one-album discography and decided to drop new masterful work each and every year. He emerged center stage with a fervent desire to be #1 in the post “Pac-Biggie” era. No MC ever wanted the throne as much as Hov. If consistency kills, he was the Son of Sam, and by the time he got to his sixth album, his frustrated competitors were firing shots back.”

The October issue of The Source will be on newsstand nationwide on September 20.

Source: The Source

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