EXCERPT from Thy Black Man Article about #JayZ: “But as we concede the title, perhaps we should reflect on exactly what defines a man’s legacy. If Jay Z were to consider the greatest athletes of all time, heJayZHolyGrail should remember when Sports Illustrated named Muhammad Ali the most extraordinary athlete of the 20th century. Michael Jordan was second, but the competition wasn’t even close.
Ali wasn’t the easy choice because he dominated the ring more than Jordan dominated the court, and it wasn’t because Ali was more talented than Jordan. It was because Ali, unlike Jordan, had reached the Holy Grail of celebrity achievement: The ability to give to something greater than himself.
You’ll soon find that God put you on this earth, Jay-Z, not to tell people to “watch the throne,” but to instead, build a throne big enough to hold you and all the thousands of other little black boys and girls born in the Marcy housing projects.” What do y’all think?? #hov #hova #jigga