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Every Jay Z Magazine Cover, Ever* [PHOTOS]


“Magazine said I’m shallow, I never learned to swim/Still they put me on they cover cause I earn for them,” Jay-Z slyly rapped on the DJ Premier produced “So Ghetto” from his Vol. 3… Life and Time Of S. Carter album. Hova wasn’t kidding. Since first gracing the cover of the storied NYC Hip-Hop mag Stress, Jigga Man’s face has appeared on the front of numerous Rap friendly publications like Vibe and The Source to mainstream rags like GQ and Entertainment Weekly that couldn’t front on the BK rapper turned mogul’s star power.

With his career comfortably on cruise control—Watch The Throne is still getting burn and you can surely expect a new album this year—Shawn Corey Carter is bound to be on plenty more magazine covers, either on dead trees or iPad screens.

Here, Hip-Hop Wired has assembled every Jay-Z magazine cover, ever*.


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Photo: Blaze Magazine

*We think. That we could find anyway. So feel free to let us know what we missed and we’ll add it.

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  • ScruffyMcGhee


  • Ladyluck718

    Y’all must have lost y’all minda wtf gonna click 65 times. Gtfoh

  • Ydoyoucare

    I think I own or have owned just about every magazine he’s been on.

  • ya’ll forgot that XXL Murder Inc cover with DMX and Ja Rule

    • drob11691

       how the hell they forget that one!!!

    • NJy

      It’s number 8

    •  its on there!

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    Why? is he about to do or something?

    • LetsBeRealpeople

      Give us Janet, Tupac, Biggie, Run DMC, TLC,Snoop, somebody you can sit through page after page, and remember the times they reflect. Pages of Jay-Z? Seriously? Dude must be on his way out for y’all to put this together.

      •  Believe it or not Jay-z has fans like every1  u mentioned

  • I thought I owned just about every Jay-z  magazine cover LOL but I only have about I would say about 10 of these covers, 65 covers actually surprised the heck out of me! this dude got magazine covers in different countries/languages