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Jay-Z:: Hip-Hop Mogul (Contemporary Lives)

ISBN: 9781617833250
Publisher: Essential Library
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 112
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This title examines the fascinating life of Jay-Z. Readers will learn about Jay-Zs childhood, family, time as a drug dealer, rise to fame, and relationship with Beyonc. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Jay-Zs early interest in music that led to the release of his albums Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, Vol. 2Hard Knock Life, Vol. 3Life and Times of S. Carter, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse, The Black Album, Kingdom Come, American Gangster, his record label Roc-A-Fella Records, his clothing brand Rocawear, his Grammy Awards, his time as Def Jams CEO, which included signing stars such as Rihanna, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Nas, and the Roots, and his philanthropic efforts. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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