HHW puts the God MC in the cross-hairs for its second illustrious edition of our Behind the Mic issue while taking you on a journey into the life of Shawn Carter, from the hallways of Marcy Projects to his ROC empire.
This issue of Behind the Mic examines the life and times of Shawn Carter, covering all volumes, from the five year-old who didn’t need training wheels to ride a bike, to the man who never needed a sheet of paper to rock a mic.
HHW talked to individuals and personalities from various stages of Jay Z-s life and career to get the stories behind the stories, as well as, looking at his genesis, his exodus from Roc-A-Fella, the lamentations and revelations of his Solomon songs that have cried, made us rejoice, reflect, floss or just put down our drinks and report to the dance floor.
In addition to featuring interviews with Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Jaz-O, Youndg Chris, Maria Davis, DeHaven and others, the Behind the Mic Series starring Jay-Z boasts Jigga’s best magazine covers, a detailed discography, and a treasure trove of pictures chronicling the life of the man who came to run rap and then…run the map.
Behind the Mic starring Jay-Z is in stores now. Look out for our exclusive Behind the Mic starring Beyonce which drops next month.
About Behind the Mic: HHW’s new monthly series of “docu-zines” where we provide an exclusive look at the lives and careers of the biggest icons in music and hip hop.