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November 6, 2013 – 9:30 am | Views: 367

Jay Z has been in the news of late because of his links to Barneys — the upscale department store chain that’s been accused, perhaps prematurely, of racial profiling after a New York customer who made a lawful purchase was stopped by police. It turns out this isn’t the only area where Jay Z finds himself accused of a double standard.

Magna Carta Holy Grail" Album Release Party

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 03: Jay-Z attends the “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album release party at Pier 41 – Liberty Warehouse on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Back in May we rapped the rapper after he and wife Beyoncé spent their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba. There they extolled the Communist island while saying nothing about a local rapper, Angel Yunier Remon — better known as “El Critico del Arte” — who was jailed for doing exactly what Jay Z does in his music. Cuban friends tell us El Critico is now near death, in a hospital after 19 days on a hunger strike.

“He asked that it be known that he’s committed to ‘freedom or death,’ which is his take on the Cuban regime’s official mantra — ‘socialism, homeland or death,’ ” says Mauricio Claver-Crone, executive director of the Washington-based Cuba Democracy Advocates.

So how about it, Jay Z? How about doing a fellow rapper a solid and asking Raul Castro to free a man who’s dying in a Cuban prison for doing what you do every day?

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