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"From his humble beginnings in the impoverished housing projects of Brooklyn, New York, Jay-Z, who for a time was a drug dealer, has become a multi-millionaire and hip-hop icon. Since his debut album was released on 1996, Jay has had the full attention of the hip-hop community, releasing one platinum album after another 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. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest, c2007
ISBN: 1422201198
Branch Call Number: YB JAY-Z
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm


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