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Everyone Jay Z Has Compared Himself To

Hov sure has a lot of ways to explain his greatness.

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15. Jeff Gordon

From: Kanye West, "Never Let Me Down" (The College Dropout)

Lyric: "It's Hov tradition, Jeff Gordon of rap / I'm back to claim pole position, holla at ya boy."


25. Kevin Bacon

From: "Hova Song (Intro)" (Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter)

Lyric: "Rappers with no relation / there's 'Seven Degrees of Separation' and I'm Kevin Bacon."

33. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird

From: "Hola Hovito" (The Blueprint)

Lyric: "If you haven't heard, I'm Michael, Magic, and Bird / all rolled in one / 'cause none got more flows than Young."

50. Marvin Gaye

From: "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" (The Black Album)

Lyric: "You gotta pardon Jay / for selling out the Garden in a day / I'm like a young Marvin in his hey."

61. Frank Lucas