Kanye and Jay-Z roll the dice on their status as hip-hop royalty

If you want to take the temperature of today’s hip-hop scene, you need look no further than the rise, fall and aftermath of Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail. Two huge albums made by the biggest names in the game and released close together, the stories surrounding the two releases could scarcely be more different and, as such, paint a curious picture of rap in 2013.

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