Last Lap: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Jay-Z

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Jay-Z
Ahead of Jay-Z‘s SXSW performance tonight, Complex Magazine talked to Hov’s engineer and friend, Young Guru. So here are 15 fascinating things you didn’t know about Jay, including that his new album is not a concept album but it has a concept, and that there’s “serious consideration” being given to a Watch The Throne sequel. [Complex]

Jack White Kicks Off His Solo Tour in Chattanooga
And Rolling Stone have an amazing gallery of images to get you in the mood to appreciate Jack White as a solo artist. With Blunderbuss on the way, this is the first solo album and supporting tour in White’s career. [Rolling Stone]

Iggy Azalea Apologizes For Controversial Lyrics
Aussie rapper and hyped new artist Iggy Azalea is apologizing for a line on her song “D.r.u.g.s.” that says, “runaway slave master.” Azalea wrote in a public letter, “In all fairness, it was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you are offended, I am sorry. Sometimes we get so caught up in our art and creating or trying to push boundaries, we don’t stop to think how others may be hurt by it. In this situation, I am guilty of doing that and I regret not thinking things through more. I don’t hate any race of people, and it pains me to wake up to other young people being misled to believe I do. I am for unity and equality. People should get a fair shot at whatever they want to do no matter what color they are; rap and hip hop as a culture is not exempt from this.” [Prefix]

Kiss Are Opening A Themed Mini Golf Course In Vegas
With their 20th studio album on the way, Kiss are opening a mini golf course in Las Vegas this week. The attraction will include glow-in-the-dark mini golf course, an arcade, party rooms and wedding chapel. Seems about right. [NME]

[Photos: Getty Images; Rolling Stone; Monster Mini Golf]