1. Jay-Z’s First “Vibe” Magazine Interview (1996).

    NEW IN BLOGZ: During this the week of Jay-Z ‘s 42nd birthday, ego trip’s own Chairman Mao digs back into his interview archives for his early 1996 piece on ‘Hov, which ran in Vibe magazine just before the release of Reasonable Doubt . Just how early was it in Jay’s career? Well, the interview took place at one of Jigga’s favorite restaurants at the time – Pizzeria Uno. Yeah, it was a while ago. Also included: an all-new preface from Mao that includes some memories of visiting Roc-A-Fella’s first office. Read it, HERE .

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