by Spilsbury, Richard, 1963-

Format: Adobe PDF eBook 2012 2012
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Presents a biography of rapper Jay-Z focusing on his success in business.
Introducing Jay-Z
The young Shawn Carter
Starting out in music
Musical superstar
Business empire
The Jay-Z brand
The future of Jay-Z
How to become an entrepreneur.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Not only one of hip-hop's greatest artists, Jay-Z has become one of the music industry's most influential entrepreneurs, and thus he is a fitting inclusion in the Titans of Business series. Starting with Jay-Z's early life as Shawn Corey Carter in a poor Brooklyn neighborhood, the biography recounts how he overcame his difficult adolescence as a drug dealer with his desire to be a musician. The straightforward text recognizes that Jay-Z's success can be attributed as much to his business skills as his singing talent. When his first record company failed to widely distribute his debut single, Jay-Z founded his own record company, Roc-A-Fella. Since then, the book describes, he has also worked as CEO of Def Jam Records and created a business empire that includes designing his own clothing line and producing films. The author also notes Jay-Z's critics, who contend he is more interested in his brand than his music. Numerous color photos, quotes by Jay-Z, and entrepreneurial tips throughout ensure the musician's continued popularity among young readers.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Titans of business.
Subjects Jay-Z, 1969- Juvenile literature
Jay-Z, 1969-
Rap musicians United States Biography Juvenile literature
Success in business Juvenile literature
African Americans Biography
Rap musicians United States
Success in business
Biography & Autobiography
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Capstone,2012
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 7.1.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 46), discography (p. 47), and index.
ISBN 9781432974411
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