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JAY-Z ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE, TALKS ABOUT WIFEY

NEW YORK (CBS) When rapper Jay-Z bought a black-and-white Laurie Simmons photograph depicting “a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women’s legs emerging from the handle,” for his 8,000-square-foot Tribeca penthouse, his, wife, Beyonce, sent it back. She replaced it “with a similar Simmons piece, only depicting a perfume bottle instead of a gun.”
Though notoriously private about his life with Beyonce, Jay-Z let down his guard, telling this and other anecdotes in a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone magazine that covered his music life, his music love (Beyonce) and his return to the top of the charts. it’s in the magazine’s June 24 issue, which hits newsstands Friday. The 40-year-old “Empire State Of Mind” rapper is aware he’s an “elder statesman ” in the world of hip hop, saying that just being considered relevant at such an advanced age, compared to newer acts, is an achievement in itself.  “For me, to be able to compete at Lil’ Wayne’s level at my age” the rapper tells Rolling Stone, “that’s rarefied air. It’s never been done.”  We’re taken inside his Manhattan high-rise office and given a glimpse into the $150 million empire that this former Marcy Housing Projects resident has created. 

Though he doesn’t go into much detail on his relationship with R&B queen Beyonce (he has always been mum on their relations with the press) he does chat a bit about their time at Coachella and her performance with the him on his new hit “Young Forever.” Funny moments happen along the way with Jay mispronouncing actor and friend Kelsey Grammer’s name at a charity auction (calling him “Chelsea Grammer”) and the hilarity that ensued. When asked whether his success is a sign that things have changed for race relations in America, Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter, mentions that disparity still exists. Taking a line from neighbor Chris Rock and his stand-up bit, he points out that only four blacks (including Eddie Murphy and Mary J. Blige) live in their affluent New Jersey neighborhood – and all are superstars. “It’s changing slowly, but it’s not an equal thing,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I’m here because of my talent. You still have to do extraordinary things.” 

Jay-Z’s greatest hits set “The Hits Collection Vol. 1” will be released in June.

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME


SOURCE : ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’S TOP 500 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME (IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE REST OF THE LIST, HIT UP ROLLING STONES, TOO MANY TO NAME HERE….)

1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
2.
Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
3.
Revolver, The Beatles
4.
Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
5.
Rubber Soul, The Beatles
6.
What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
7.
Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones
8.
London Calling, The Clash
9.
Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
10.
The Beatles (“The White Album”), The Beatles
11.
The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley
12.
Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
13.
Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground
14.
Abbey Road, The Beatles
15.
Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16.
Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan
17.
Nevermind, Nirvana
18.
Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen
19.
Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
20.
Thriller, Michael Jackson
21.
The Great Twenty-Eight, Chuck Berry
22.
Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon
23.
Innervisions, Stevie Wonder
24.
Live at the Apollo (1963), James Brown
25.
Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
26.
The Joshua Tree, U2
27.
King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1, Robert Johnson
28.
Who’s Next, The Who
29.
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin
30.
Blue, Joni Mitchell
31.
Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan
32.
Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones
33.
Ramones, Ramones
34.
Music From Big Pink, The Band
35.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
36.
Tapestry, Carole King
37.
Hotel California, The Eagles
38.
The Anthology, 1947 – 1972, Muddy Waters
39.
Please Please Me, The Beatles
40.
Forever Changes, Love
41.
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols
42.
The Doors, The Doors
43.
The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
44.
Horses, Patti Smith
45.
The Band, The Band
46.
Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers
47.
A Love Supreme, John Coltrane
48.
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
49.
At Fillmore East, The Allman Brothers Band
50.
Here’s Little Richard, Little Richard
51.
Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
52.
Greatest Hits, Al Green
53.
The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 – 1959, Ray Charles
54.
Electric Ladyland, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
55.
Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley
56.
Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
57.
Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones
58.
Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
59.
Meet the Beatles, The Beatles
60.
Greatest Hits, Sly and the Family Stone
61.
Appetite for Destruction, Guns n’ Roses
62.
Achtung Baby, U2
63.
Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones
64.
Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 – 1969), Various Artists
65.
Moondance, Van Morrison
66.
Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin
67.
The Stranger, Billy Joel
68.
Off the Wall, Michael Jackson
69.
Superfly, Curtis Mayfield
70.
Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin
71.
After the Gold Rush, Neil Young
72.
Purple Rain, Prince
73.
Back in Black, AC/DC
74.
Otis Blue, Otis Redding
75.
Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin
76.
Imagine, John Lennon
77.
The Clash, The Clash
78.
Harvest, Neil Young
79.
Star Time, James Brown
80.
Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies
81.
Graceland, Paul Simon
82.
Axis: Bold as Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
83.
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin
84.
Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin
85.
Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen
86.
Let It Be, The Beatles
87.
The Wall, Pink Floyd
88.
At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash
89.
Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield
90.
Talking Book, Stevie Wonder
91.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
92.
20 Golden Greats, Buddy Holly
93.
Sign ‘o’ the Times, Prince
94.
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis
95.
Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival
96.
Tommy, The Who
97.
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
98.
This Year’s Model, Elvis Costello
99.
There’s a Riot Goin’ On, Sly and the Family Stone
100.
In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra