Happy birthday, Hov! The CEO of hip hop stayed on the scene this year, co-signing young artists and hopping on a handful of feature tracks. He's capped off 2010 with the introspective (and must-read) memoir/art book Decoded. You can't knock the man's hustle. The cover art for The Amazing Shawn Carter is based on the 1958 album Time Waits by The Amazing Bud Powell (slideshow here). Shawn Carter's quite amazing himself, though not a Mason (or so he claims). Enjoy... and turn it up!!