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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, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. But this is the story behind Jay-Z's rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him--from classmates, childhood friends, and DJs who convinced him to focus on music.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jay-Z; Jay-Z
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zack O'Malley Greenburg
ISBN: 9781591845409 1591845408
OCLC Number: 798157473
Notes: Previous edition: 2011.
"Updated with the new additions to Jay-Z's empire and a new foreword by Steve Forbes"--Cover.
Description: xii, 260 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 Beyonce --
Net gain --
Who killed the Jay-Z jeep? --
Reinventing the Roc --
History and beyond --
The re-rebranding of Jay-A --
Afterword.
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. But this is the story behind Jay-Z's rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him--from classmates, childhood friends, and DJs who convinced him to focus on music.

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