"Im just saying not to you, but to everyone in general, and including myself...be careful who you look up to."-Gold Mac
Depends what your looking up to him for. There is alot of positive in Jay-Z's story. Songs like "So ambitious" are about believing in yourself and over coming the odds. In fact, his lyrics compared to harder rappers such as Style P for example arnt even that bad.
"i put my hand on my heart, that means I feel ya
real recongnize real and you lookin familiar"
Jay-Z doesnt have alot of dark music. But he does have some like any rapper.