News: Notorious B.I.G. & Jay Z Prove They're Kings Of "New York"

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 6:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The late Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z are putting on for their city, amongst six other renowned celebrities, after landing on the cover of New York magazine.

Aside from Biggie and Jigga, icons Madonna and the late Frank Sinatra also grace their own respective cover shots.

We love a good magazine cover, so we're all in when there are a bunch of them for one issue. New York's annual "Yesteryear" issue features a look back at the last 100 years of New York music, and eight great covers. There's Lou Reed, Frank Sinatra, Madonna and more. We're partial to the Jay Z one, if only because he looks like he's seven years old. (Media Bistro)

According to reports, New York used a throwback photo of Jay in his late 20's for the cover.

It hasn't been that long since Jay Z was throwin up the Roc as a young Hov. For New York magazine's annual yesteryear issue, the kid version of the rapper-mogul appears in a throwback photo of a 29-year-old Jay, rocking a red cap and a leather jacket, in 1997. The issue, which celebrates the past century of New York music, has seven other covers on deck, including ones with Notorious B.I.G., Madonna and Barbra Streisand. It also contains the Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music. (VIBE)

Jay's The Throne sidekick Kanye West recently landed on the cover of Vogue.

Kim Kardashian's Vogue dream has finally come true. After months and months of speculation, the reality starlet covers the April issue of the high-end fashion magazine in the arms of her husband-to-be, Kanye West. Kardashian, 33, stuns in a white Lavin gown resembling a wedding dress just ahead of the couple's upcoming nuptials slated for this May in Paris, France. West dons a Saint Laurent blazer. (NY Daily News)

Outside of magazines, Jigga teamed up with Jay Electronica and released a new track this past weekend.

Jay Electronica has released more music in the last month than he did in all of 2012 and 2013 combined. Already this month we've heard him remix The Notorious B.I.G.'s "N*ggas Bleed" and release a new original composition called "Better in Tune with the Infinite". Today, he returns with a remix of Drake's "We Made It" (which itself is a remix of a Soula Boy track). (Consequence of Sound)

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