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“Therein lies the conundrum of 50-year-old Jay-Z and the current state of the world. His whole legend is based on capitalist aspirations — and just as he’s realizing his billionaire dreams, the rest of the world is seeing the nefariousness at the heart of those dreams.”

In the midst of systemic upheaval, Shawn Carter’s prosperity gospel—the same thing we used to lift him up for espousing—has become his greatest detriment.

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David Dennis, Jr.

David Dennis, Jr.

Level Sr. Writer covering Race, Culture, Politics, TV, Music. Previously: The Undefeated, The Atlantic, Washington Post. Forthcoming book: The Movement Made Us