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

    Interviews

    Zadie Smith

    Jay-Z

    Shawn Carter

    The New York Times Magazine

    The House That Hova Built