Gotham City–10:02 a.m. EST, Pamper-Her-Friday:
Interviewer: Mr. Carter, you’ve been experiencing a whirlwind of game-changing life events worthy of an ‘American Masters’ induction . . .
JZ: Lucky, man. And blessed by the best. I’m just doing what I do . . . not taking anything for granted.
Interviewer: Your modesty is an understatement: Forbes lists you as one of Hip Hop’s wealthiest artists for 2012, just under a half-billion net, second only to Diddy; you own your master recordings; your Brooklyn Nets stake; the 40/40 Club chain; you’ve taken Carnegie Hall by storm like no other Hip Hop artist in history . . .
JZ: Yo, man, Carnegie was all about the kids. I’m proud we raised millions for education . . . but I gotta admit, we had mad fun rockin’ ‘The Hall.’
They share a laugh.
Interviewer: . . . you and your lovely wife, who, by the way, was just named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman, have welcomed an angel of a babygirl to your Hip Hop royal family, ‘Papa Z’ has a nice ring to it . . . you’re on a magical roll by anyone’s standards. Is all as dreamy as it appears?
JZ: No doubt I’m living a dream beyond measure, man. I know where I come from . . . we know where we come from. The title ‘family man’ means more to me than ‘Hip Hop Mogul’ ever will.
The interviewer sees and feels the lyrical maestro’s conviction. Jay Z’s integrity as both artist and man is truly legendary.
Interviewer: So, what does a man who has seemingly everything do as encore?
Papa Z: I’m going home right after this interview, take both my lovely ladies in my arms, kiss them on the forehead, and tell them I love them.
Interviewer (smiling reverently): So, the warrior rapper does indeed have a sentimental side?
Papa Z: Don’t tell nobody. (They both laugh.) But blessings must be acknowledged, feel? And, what better time to show it than on this beautiful day?
Interviewer (his face curious): This day?
Papa Z (a gleam in his eye and grin forming): It’s Pamper-Her-Friday.
Pamper the woman and forever yours is her love. -Rg2