By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services
A few years ago the phrase, “30’s the new 20” was coined by renowned rapper Jay-Z. At the time, Jay-Z was nearly 40 when news of his age began racing through the hip hop community. He rebutted any questions regarding his age by stating 30 is the new 20, a theory which could be applied to any age, as 40 could be the new 30, 50 the new 40 etc… It was critical for Jay-Z to make such a statement, as unlike their colleagues in other genres, rappers are not supposed to get old.