Jay Z vs. The Great Gatsby

jay z gatsbyAnd as long as I’ve got my suit and tie, I’mma leave it all on the floor tonight” anyone else hear this new Justin Timberlake and Jay Z song playing nonstop on almost every station? Well ‘let me show you a few things’ about Jay Z’s lyrics.

We seem to incessantly compare English class books to outside applications and the top five rapper, Jay Z is no exception. His lyrics address melancholy, loss of vitality, gender roles, and other issues similar to those addressed by Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. A great example of this resemblance would be this quiz on Jay Z lyrics vs. The Great Gatsby quotes –  – check it out for yourself and see if you can differentiate between your English class text and a modern rapper.

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