1. Asking why rappers always talk about their stuff is like asking why Milton is forever listing the attributes of heavenly armies.


    -Zadie Smith on Jay-Z in The New York Times Magazine, "The House That Hova Built".

    An interview with Smith and one with Mr. Shawn Carter.

  2. Fresh Air


    Zadie Smith


    Shawn Carter

    The New York Times Magazine

    The House That Hova Built