Jay-Z is doing quite the press run, we've already seen him interviewed on Hot97, The Breakfast Club, Twitter, and then most recently on BBC1. The rapper now shows up on the cover of the NME, who also spoke to artists about the iconic emcee, including REM singer Michael Stipe, whose lyrics were quoted on the record.

"I've known Jay for a long time, he's super cool, super grounded, super smart and super talented," said Stipe. "I've always had the deepest respect for him, and his music and choices. We're thrilled (for our lyrics) to be included, it's a really great honour."

View the cover in the gallery above, and grab the digital copy here.