Jay-Z Covers XXL Magazine / by

Jay-covers the October issue of XXL Magazine and speaks about his position in the rapping game, his legacy with Def Jam and more. Peep the cover above and a few snippets of the article below...

“I’m not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I’m like, What are you talking about? It’s just stupid. I’m not hating on young people… I’m not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain’t shit.

I’m saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me.

’Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it’s on you. I did my part. I made ‘D.O.A.’ I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y’all take it from here.”

“So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I’d say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It’s impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my shit.

But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I’d be comparable to anyone.”

“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things.

I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back.

We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more 
No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”

Dare I call him arrogant? Serious...9 albums next year? I could bet any kind of money he wouldn't be able to do that. He rate his time in the Def Jam position an A PLUS?? Come on Jay..and claiming to be the BEST just because of your statz behind you...THAT I can agree on lmao! Roc-a-Wear, Roc Nation, The 40/40 Club, 14 Studio Albums, Married to the baddest chick in the game...lol I think he deserves that title for the simple fact that no one else in the game has done or is doing all that he's done or is doing. He is about to be the shit now! LOL. SO he can be arrogant for now. He just can't put out 9 albums next year if e even tried. So that shouldn't have even been stated by him. GEEEEEZ!

Dimpsettes, is Jay-Z the BEST?
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