Jay-Z has always been at the forefront of rap braggadocio, from having “Cashmere Thoughts” on his debut to later, balling so hard in Paris. When other rappers were dreaming of mere millions, he was already thinking about “A Billi.” On Magna Carta Holy Grail, Hov rewrites the blueprint of hip-hop success and pushes the limits to places even he’s never been to before.—Sowmya Krishnamurthy


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