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From The Archives: Jay-Z, “Bout Me” [Originally Published October 2009]

Earlier this week, Jay-Z proved that he really is bigger than hip-hop on "Open Letter." After garnering criticism from members of Congress for his recent vacation to Cuba with Beyonce, Hov took 'em to task with a blistering two-and-a--half minute track. Now, as Jay expands his Roc Nation imprint and prepares for what is likely to be a lengthy media battle with certain politicians, XXL decides to look back to our interview with Hov from 2009. JAY-Z is used to being talked about. Lately, though, industry innuendo and blog discourse have hinted at him outgrowing hip-hop. XXL brings your chat room to ...

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