Music Mogul and Business man, Jay-Z, has landed the cover of Time Magazine. With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg writing the article on the rapper and his impact on the world.
Bloomberg writes that Jay-Z embodies the spirit of New York. He says that the rapper proves that the American Dream is still very much alive.
“Jay-Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York,” Bloomberg explains in the article, which can be found at Time. “A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition.”
“He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions,” Bloomberg continues. “He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood.”
He even congratulated Jay for his marriage to Beyonce and said that the rapper has experienced success in everything he has attempted.