Jay-Z’s Duality

Esquire says Jay-Z’s realy talent lies in his ability to authentically relate to whomever needs relating to.

This coexisting as two things at once — luxury yet cheap, exclusive yet accessible, edgy yet mainstream — is Jay-Z in a nutshell: the gangster from the hood and the CEO in the boardroom. It is how Jay-Z has transformed himself from just another rapper with a gat to a celebrity-mogul-angel who hums advice into the loving ears of sitting governors and presidents…A big part of being authentic is being open and large enough to keep your tailbone at the dinner table and your eyes on the television in the next room, unapologetic and charming in your duality. ‘Yes, I’m watching the game, but God I love your lamb!’

Jay-Z’s Duality