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Hip-Hop: Jay-Z

Title: Hip-Hop: Jay-Z
Author: Barnes, Geoff
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers, Broomall, Pennsylvania
Copyright: 2008
ISSN/ISBN: 1422201198
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From his humble beginnings as a drug dealer in the impoverished housing projects of Brooklyn, Jay-Z has become a multi-millionaire and hip-hop icon. Since his debut album was released in 1996, Jay has had the full attention of the hip-hop community, releasing platinum albums with astonishing consistency.He struggled to get a recording contract in the mid-1990s, but a decade later, many major record labels were competing to offer him executive positions. He has sold over 30 million records, started an urban fashion empire, opened a successful New York restaurant, and even purchased a share in an NBA team. Jay-Z is a philanthropist, businessman, and talented artist. Today, after an illustrious career as a recording artist, Jay occupies the post of president at Def Jam Recordings, where he oversees the careers of young performers.

Language: English
Pages: 64
Copies at the Archive: 1

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