Bloomberg gives praise to Jay-Z in Time Magazine profile
Beyoncé isn't the only one who's impressed by Jay-Z.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote the commendation for the hip-hop mogul, whose real name is Shawn Carter, in Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people.
"Jay-Z embodies so much of what makes New York, New York," Bloomberg wrote.
"A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top -- and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition."
Other New York figures who made the list include designer Michael Kors, late-night comedians Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Kickstarter founder Perry Chen.