And through it all,
For about three hours Jay, who's relatively inactive on the social media platform, shot back quickie responses to an avalanche of questions that ranged from simple to clever. He commented on old music and new rhymes, on songs' themes and whatever else was on the fingertips of fans and detractors.
For example, one early tweet from @aqua174 called out Jay and collaborator
Many of the Brooklyn-born rapper's answers featured the tag, #factsonly, suggesting that this sort of communication is his way of eliminating distortions. For example, some may have thought the man was a Wheaties kind of guy. Not true at all.
He addressed the controversy about the invasive nature of the "Magna Carta Holy Grail" smartphone app:
He offered business advice:
He commented on urban renewal in his hometown.
At one point
He offered Zen advice on the perfect life:
And then, just like that, Jay-Z descended back into the mist.
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