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Jay-Z Gets Stamp of Approval from N.Y. Governor David Paterson.

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With the news of Jay-Z's #1 Hottest MC's in the GameMTV ranking, New York Governor David Patterson weighed in on Jay having the top spot through an email that was issued to the station.
“Jay-Z is not only an outstanding hip-hop artist, but a dedicated philanthropist as well,” Paterson said in a statement.

Patterson elaborated on how Jigga has left his footprint in more than music as he has continued to promote a positive change for his state.

“Having just attended his September 11th benefit concert in Madison Square Garden a few weeks ago, I can personally attest to his commitment to New York and the impact he has on New Yorkers of all ages. He is most definitely deserving of the top MC of 2009 title.”

The road to success has been quite a long one, but it feels as though Jay-Z is the apparent General as it pertains to Hip-Hop. Breaking barriers and finding himself seated next to Oprah in Brooklyn, the art form has been given an opportunity to expand its horizons.

Evolving to utilize his mature mentality, people are beginning to give the artists a deeper look and are regarding him as more than just a rapper.

Hard on his grind, Jigga is in the process of finishing up his video for the track “Empire State of Mind” alongside singer Alicia Keys which may serve as the new state anthem. Let's hope that if Lil Mama decides to show up this time around, she'll at least ask for an invite.

The rapper has also announced a new show that will be taking place in the UK next month on November 4 at the Alexandra Palace. Tickets are set to go on sale on Friday.

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