its, like, realits going to happen, everyones getting to participate in it,” Jay told the magazine. “But growing up, if you had ever told a black person from the hood you can be president, theyd be like, I could never . . . If you had told me that as a kid, Id be like, Are you out of your mind? How? Obama has figured prominently in Jay Z’s work as of late, with direct references in songs like “Open Letter” and a remix of “B-tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” . There are also more references to the president on the rapper’s latest album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” The 43-year-old and wife Beyonce fundraised heavily for Obama during the 2008 election . Loading Slideshow Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z U.S. singer Beyonce, center, and her husband Jay-Z, right, walk down the stairs at La Guarida restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. R&B’s power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/La Guardia) CUBA-US-BEYONCE US singer Beyonce (l) is seen in a private restaurant in Havana, next to her husband Jay Z (C – green shirt), on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) CUBA-US-BEYONCE US singer Beyonce is seen in a private restaurant in Havana, next to her husband Jay Z (green shirt), on April 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) Beyonce U.S. singer Beyonce poses for photos with school children as she tours Old Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 4, 2013.
While that doesn’t surprise many , the couple has certainly packed a lot of monumental events into the first nine months of 2013. The power duo moved up from last year’s eighth place to the No. 1 spot by combining their music careers with other ventures. Jay Z pulled a coup by making his album Magna Carta Holy Grail go platinum after he signed a pre-order contract with Samsung . The music mogul has managed to make the digital revolution a profitable one for him. Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy is his biggest fan >> Beyonce was hard to miss earlier this year due to her HBO documentary, her halftime performance at the Super Bowl , several high-profile endorsement deals like with Pepsi and H&M and her sold-out world tour. The former Destiny’s Child singer proved she was a force to be reckoned with. The 43-year-old dad to Blue Ivy is taking his next big step in the sports world. Roc Nation, Jay Z’s entertainment company, is going to represent athletes for contracts and endorsement deals. He had to sell his share in the Brooklyn Nets to comply with the players’ association rules. Other fun tidbits about the couple were revealed in the article, including Jay Z’s favorite cereal, Cap’n Crunch. The duo also confirmed that 32-year-old Beyonce has a full-time videographer on staff to document her very busy world.