“I don’t know if this is breaching national security but when he was getting elected the second time, he was like, ‘Hey, you know, fourth quarter, just give me the ball,’ I said, ‘word’.”

— Jay-Z dishing to New York’s Hot97 about his phone and text friendship with President Obama. “He’s a regular guy as well. He’s very heavy into sports so a lot of his analogies end up in sports.” What is this, Pop Star Presidential Name-Drop Day? (See also: Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton.) Our nation’s great one-man corporate rap conglomerate is, of course, promoting his new “Magna Carta. . . Holy Grail” album these days.