The Resource Empire State of Mind : How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Steve Forbes, (electronic resource)

Empire State of Mind : How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Steve Forbes, (electronic resource)

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Empire State of Mind : How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
Title
Empire State of Mind
Title remainder
How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
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Steve Forbes
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eng
Summary
"I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man." 0́4Jay-Z 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. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. You can wake up to the local radio station playing Jay-Z's latest hit, spritz yourself with his 9IX cologne, slip on a pair of his Rocawear jeans, lace up your Reebok S. Carter sneakers, catch a Nets basketball game in the afternoon, and grab dinner at The Spotted Pig before heading to an evening performance of the Jay-Z-backed Broadway musical Fela! and a nightcap at his 40/40 Club. He'll profit at every turn of your day. But despite Jay-Z's success, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, outdated, or downright incorrect. Surprisingly to many, he honed his business philosophy not at a fancy B school, but on the streets of Brooklyn, New York and beyond as a drug dealer in the 1980s. Empire State of Mind tells the story behind Jay-Z's rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him- from classmates at Brooklyn's George Westinghouse High School; to the childhood friend who got him into the drug trade; to the DJ who convinced him to stop dealing and focus on music. This book explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world. Zack O'Malley Greenburg draws on his one-on-one interviews with hip-hop luminaries such as DJ Clark Kent, Questlove of The Roots, Damon Dash, Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, MC Serch; NBA stars Jamal Crawford and Sebastian Telfair; and recording industry executives including Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records. He also includes new information on Jay-Z's various business dealings, such as: *The feature movie about Jay-Z and his first basketball team that was filmed by Fab 5 Freddy in 2003 but never released. *The Jay-Z branded Jeep that was scrapped just before going into production. *The real story behind his association with Armand de Brignac champagne. *The financial ramifications of his marriage to Beyonce. Jay-Z's tale is compelling not just because of his celebrity, but because it embodies the rags-to-riches American dream and is a model for any entrepreneur looking to build a commercial empire
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Forbes, Steve
Dewey number
782.421649092B
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.J29
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Greenburg, Zack O'Malley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jay-Z
  • Jay-Z
  • Rap musicians
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap musicians
  • United States
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Empire State of Mind : How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Steve Forbes, (electronic resource)
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Empire State of Mind : How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Steve Forbes, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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unknown
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9780698410206
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not applicable
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