Jay Z's got a pretty good life. He's married to Beyoncé. He has an adorable daughter named Blue Ivy. Yesterday, he launched a streaming service to rival Spotify with some of the heaviest hitters in the game. He's not a businessman, he's a business, man. There's just the lingering issue of those 99 problems he once rapped about, hanging like a lyrical albatross around Hova's neck.
Thanks to illustrator Ali Graham's new book, we finally know what's plaguing Jay Z and stopping him from leading his best life. In 99 Problems: Superstars Have Bad Days, Too, Graham cheekily depicts all of Jay's hundo-minus-one issues and grievances.
"I've always loved wordplay and puns, and I was trying to come up with a simple and fun illustration project to work on in my spare time — the song "99 Problems" randomly came on my iPod and it got me thinking — what sort of everyday problems might a superstar rapper have to endure?" Graham told us about his inspiration for the series.