Jay-Z Covers The Source Magazine (October 2011)
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the release of Blueprint 1, The Source magazine used Jay-Z on the cover.
“After his classic 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, ignited the streets, dazzled the critics, but didn’t move enough units, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter scrapped his bad marketing plan for a one-album discography and decided to drop a new masterful work each and every year. He emerged center stage with a fervent desire to be #1 in the post “Pac-Biggie” era. No MC ever wanted the throne as much as Hov. If consistency kills, he was the Son of Sam, and by the time he got to his sixth album, his frustrated competitors were firing shots back.”
The article was written by our friend Elliot Wilson. It goes on sale on September 20th.