Religion & Beliefs

Is Jay-Z the Most Powerful Jew in the Music Industry?

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By / September 27, 2012

In Rolling Stone, Jeff Rosenthal spends three minutes with Jay-Z, and we’re sure glad he did. They talk about Jay-Z’s upcoming concert series—an auspicious eight (crazy) nights—at the new Barclays Center. Why eight? “My stamina. When I got to eight, I felt like I would probably fall over from exhaustion.” So did the Maccabees!

Then they talked about Jews:

Your longtime friend and coworker Lyor Cohen just stepped down as head of Warner Music Group. Does this make you the most powerful Jew left in the music industry?
Yes! [Laughs] Sammy’s gone! It’s just me!

Mazel tov, Hov. No word yet on where he stands in the Drake vs. Matisyahu Jewish-off.

(Image: Taylor Swift and Jay-Z at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

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