Snapshot: JAY Z crowned “King of Pop Culture” on cover of NME

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JAY Z has been in your face for most of the summer. Doing interviews (which is not usual for Jay), releasing music (look up Magna Carta Holy Grail), tweeting up a storm (never forget, July 8) and now he’s on the cover of the UK music publication, NME. Next to his face, a large quote that reads “He’s the king of pop culture. He’s superman.” Pretty straight to the point.

JAY Z is not of this world.

In the cover story, legendary rocker Michael Stipe of REM confirms that JAY Z is human. “I’ve known Jay for a long time, he’s super cool, super grounded, super smart and super talented,” says Stipe in the latest issue of NME. Stipe also reacted to Hov’s use of REM’s “Losing My Religion” on MCHG‘s “Heaven” by saying “I’ve always had the deepest respect for him, and his music and choices. We’re thrilled (for our lyrics) to be included, it’s a really great honour.”

Tinie Tempah and Rita Ora also join Jay in his cover issue which is available digitally and on newsstands as of today.