25 Astonishing First Appearances By Famous Rappers

May 9, 2014

Beyoncé may have "woke up like this" but her husband spent the Eighties rapping in a Hawaiian shirt. Not every rapper can be Run-D.M.C., changing the world the first time they hit wax. In that spirit, here are 25 recording debuts from successful...

Jay-Z: King of America

June 24, 2010

Jay-Z's office inhabits the northeastern corner of the 39th floor of a skyscraper just south of Times Square. It's the top floor, of course, affording spectacular views of the East River and the rival towers of the fashion district. Even Broadway's chaotic...