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When the No. 1 rapper in the world raps about Manny Pacquiao on his latest album, that really makes a statement on how big Manny has become worldwide as a certified boxing star.

Yes, rapper Jay-Z, who is also a hip-hop mogul and businessman, who holds the record for most No. 1 albums by a solo artist of all time, even knocking out the "King," Elvis Presley, can rap about whatever the hell he wants to rap about.

Jay-Z raps about everything from boasting about his new proud president (Barack Obama) to even bragging about watching Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas and saying his seats are so close to Manny that he may get some undesirable things splattered on him from sitting ringside.

The point is, when you have Jay-Z's money, power, and connections, you can see any sport and any athlete you desire and have the best seats in the house, so for him to give Manny a shout-out in his song titled "Thank You" says a lot about how Manny is currently on top of the boxing world and even the sports world.

You have to realize that with all the talk about boxing dying and being even dead for the last several years by many critics, having an international...

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