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Born Shawn Carter in New York City in 1970, Jay-Z enjoys the kind of rags-to-riches success that few can only dream of. Driven by raw ambition and tremendous talent, Jay-Z started his own record company, Roc… (See Below for Full Description)
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Born Shawn Carter in New York City in 1970, Jay-Z enjoys the kind of rags-to-riches success that few can only dream of. Driven by raw ambition and tremendous talent, Jay-Z started his own record company, Roc-A-Fella Records, in 1995, when, as a struggling artist, he couldn’t convince any music labels to give him a recording contract. On the strength of seven consecutive best-selling albums, Jay-Z quickly established himself and Roc-A-Fella as powerful forces in the music industry. Today he is a Grammy Award winner, the president and CEO of Def Jam Records, and a multimillionaire with ventures in film, apparel, and even professional sports.

Providing a wealth of features such as full-color photographs, sidebars, a discography, chronology, glossary, and an index, this captivating biography traces the meteoric rise of Jay-Z, exploring in full detail why he remains one of the most popular and successful rappers around.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9551-5
ISBN-10 791095517
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Hip-Hop Stars
Author Dennis Abrams; Series introduction by Chuck D
Publication Date 11/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs. Sidebars. Discography. Glossary. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print

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