Jay-Z taking over Sirius

Starting today, Jay-Z will be taking over Sirius Satellite's Hip-Hop Nation channel 40,the company announced Friday.

According to EURweb, Jay-Z is taking this side gig to boost anticipation (and hopefully record sales) of his new CD, American Gangster.

"Jay-Z is one of the preeminent creative forces in the music industry," Sirius executive Scott Greenstein said in a statement. "Over the last decade, he has truly changed the face of hip-hop and music culture."

The rapper's Sirius takeover, dubbed "Jay-Z Nation," will feature music from his albums and songs by his favorite hip-hop artists.

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