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Jay-Z Is About to Redefine What a Man’s Fifties Look Like

Shawn Carter has rewritten the playbook and outgrown men twice his age. Does a billionaire have anything left to prove?

An illustration of Jay-Z

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Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson is a writer, producer, Brooklynite and 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow.