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IN STORES: Friday 9/11

"I'm the only rapper to rewrite history without a pen!" Jay-Z boasts on his 14th CD. Still, the Grammy winner falls slightly short of his past glories with this disc, despite enlisting a small army of comrades — think Rihanna and Kanye West — for help. A classic Jay moment? The savory hometown salute "Empire State of Mind," featuring Alicia Keys. (Roc Nation)