GQ has released their 2011 "Men of the Year" list and who other than Hov makes the cut. It has been a big year for the Brooklyn represented and this GQ feature just ads to his extensive list of accomplishments.
Here are some excerpts from his interview below.
On working with Kanye West On Watch The Throne:
They laughed a lot, Jay says, drank a lot of wine. If they argued, it was over music. "Only about what's best for the song," Jay says, "which is great." When they first started working together, a decade or so ago, Kanye would just slip Jay beats without asking to be consulted on how they got used; during the Throne sessions, he was a perfectionist, obsessing over microdetails. "I think he just can't help himself," Jay says. "He puts so much into everything, and he's like, 'You have to treat it like I treat it.' It drives you crazy sometimes—like when you've put seventy-five versions of a snare on one song and he's like, 'No!' and you're like, 'Come on, man.' "
You can read the full interview here: http://www.gq.com/moty/2011/jay-z-gq-men-of-the-year-issue