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Empire state of mind : how Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office

Author: Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the business behind the rap artist's hip-hop empire draws on the insights of close friends and associates to cover such topics as his drug-marked youth, musical achievements, and urban-informed business savvy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jay-Z; Jay-Z; Jay-Z
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zack O'Malley Greenburg
ISBN: 9781591843818 1591843812
OCLC Number: 650210631
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A hard knock life --
The Roc-a-Fella dynasty --
Building a Notorious brand --
Jay-Z's first basketball team --
Early retirement --
Def Jam takeover --
Champagne secrets --
To infinity--and Beyoncé --
Net gain --
Who killed the Jay-Z Jeep? --
Reinventing the Roc --
History and beyond.
Other Titles: How Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office
Responsibility: Zack O'Malley Greenburg.

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Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. This title  Read more...

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"Jay-Z's rise to fame has as many lessons for would-be moguls as for budding rappers ... All these lessons are clear from "Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office, " Read more...

 
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