Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition

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Portfolio #ad - 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. Zack o'malley greenburg draws on his one-on-one interviews with hip-hop luminaries such as dj clark Kent, Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, Damon Dash, MC Serch; NBA stars Jamal Crawford and Sebastian Telfair; and recording industry executives including Craig Kallman, Questlove of The Roots, CEO of Atlantic Records.

Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man. Jay-z some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. This book explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world. Surprisingly to many, but on the streets of Brooklyn, he honed his business philosophy not at a fancy B school, New York and beyond as a drug dealer in the 1980s.

Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition #ad - 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. But despite jay-z's success, outdated, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, or downright incorrect.

He'll profit at every turn of your day. 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.

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

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Simon & Schuster #ad - The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison. The new york times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” GQ. For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words.

Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. It is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” Complex. He was sober, focused, smiling, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. A critically acclaimed classic, the autobiography of Gucci Mane “provides incredible insight into one of the most influential rappers of the last decade, detailing a volatile and fascinating life.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane #ad - . By the end, every reader will have a greater understanding of Gucci Mane, the man and the musician” Pitchfork.

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Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones

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Avery #ad - This latest addition to hill Harper’s Letters series delivers visionary, compassionate responses to the real-life circumstances of inmates. With disturbing statistics on african-american incarceration on his mind one in six black men were incarcerated as of 2001, and one in three can now expect to go to prison some time in their lifetimes, Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates.

A powerful message from the heart, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. As with the other letters books, Harper includes moving contributions from top educators, thought leaders, activists, and entertainers.

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones #ad - As the founder of manifest your destiny, a nonprofit outreach program for at-risk teens, Harper has seen firsthand the transformative effect of mentorship and the power of a positive role model. A compelling, inspired by the numerous young inmates who write to him seeking guidance After the publication of the bestselling Letters to a Young Brother, important addition to Hill Harper’s bestselling series, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model.

Uplifting and insightful, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need.

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Hurricanes: A Memoir

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Hanover Square Press #ad - Now, for the first time, ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop. Born william leonard roberts ii, ” in a miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, Ross grew up “across the bridge, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach.

All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called “Hustlin’” changed his life forever. From the making of “hustlin’” to his first major label deal with def jam, hurricanes is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along the way, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.

In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city’s crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. Still, ross flourished, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects.

Hurricanes: A Memoir #ad - New york times bestseller*“a gripping journey. Peoplethe highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame. Rick ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story.

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GETTING OUT & STAYING OUT: A Black Man's Guide to Success After Prison

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Full Surface Publishing #ad - If followed, the advice and suggestions given in this very simple guide should prove very helpful for black men who are serious about getting out of prison and not ever going back. The united states of america has more people behind bars than any other country in the world and every year nearly 700, 000 prisoners get released back into society, the largest percentage of them being black males.

Getting out & staying out" is a short, easy to read set of guidelines intended to help incarcerated and newly freed African-American men a learn how to most productively do their time while in prison b know what to expect once they are released c understand that entrepreneurship and self-employment is what their long-term focus should be on instead of a job, and d understand the importance of stable relationships and how they aid in successful re-entry.

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JAY-Z: Made in America

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St. Martin's Press #ad - As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today. Using extensive passages from jay-z’s lyrics, an advocate for racial justice and a business, an aesthete, 'Made in America' examines the rapper’s role as a poet, man, but devotes much of its energy to Hova the Hustler.

Allison stewart, the washington post"dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward. Questlovejay-z: made in america is the fruit of michael eric Dyson’s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove.

JAY-Z: Made in America #ad - In many ways, or trump’s america, this is jay-z’s America as much as it’s Pelosi’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. Now a new york times, usa today, and publisher's weekly bestseller"dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. This book wrestles with the biggest themes of jay-z's career, criminal justice, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, including hustling, making important statements about race, black wealth and social injustice.

. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long.

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Decoded

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - . The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating. Entertainment weekly “Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. Part autobiography, decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.

Michiko kakutani, the new york Times “One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own. The new yorker   “Elegantly designed, incisively written. An impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps. Los angeles times   “a riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey.

Decoded #ad - Heartfelt, passionate and slick. Kirkus Reviews starred review. Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, a moment in history, an art form, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. Praise for Decoded“Compelling.

Provocative, evocative.

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A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire - Nipsey Hussle

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#ad - Get to know the "real" nipsey hussle - behind the musichere's Just a Taste What You'll See In This Concise Nispey Hussle Biography:Personal Life Hussle has a daughter named Emani from a previous relationship. However, she had to make an extremely tough decision when she started expecting their son. She chose their family.

Lauren also has a 9-year-old son Cameron with Lil Wayne. Nipsey and lauren tried their best to keep their children away from the spotlight. This was a dream role for her. They began their relationship after some time. Nipsey recently praised Lauren for the sacrifice she made for their family. After getting the tapes, she began following him on Instagram and he also followed her in return.

A Secret Biography of an Icon and West Coast Hero: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle Rapper Extraordinaire - Nipsey Hussle #ad - They have a son named kross together, who was born on the 31st of August, 2016. What paved the way for their long-term love story was when London wanted to buy Hussle’s mixtapes for her co-stars. When they appeared in GQ in white clothes on a horse, it sparked engagement rumors. A great tribute to a true hero that transcended music!Click to download and read now!Note: This is an unofficial tribute book to Nipsey Hussle from a fan, for a fan to support his legacy.

It has not been has not been approved or endorsed by the Nipsey Hussle or his associates. John singleton picked her for Snowfall.

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The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince

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N-The-Water Publishing #ad - For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, boxing promoters, or corrupt DEA agents, Prince has always emerged victorious.

In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect - and giving respect - and how to apply these principles to your own life. By staying true to his three principles of heart, and an unwavering faith in God, and commitment, loyalty, he has defeated many adversaries.

The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince #ad - Respect isn't given, it's earned.

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The Keys

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Crown Archetype #ad - From snapchat sensation, and recording artist DJ Khaled, business mogul, the book They don't want you to read reveals his major keys to success. Stay away from they- don’t ever play yourself- secure the bag- Respect the code- Glorify your success- Don’t deny the heat- Keep two rooms cooking at the same time - Win, win, win no matter what.

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3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - These men are the modern embodiment of the American Dream, but their stories as great thinkers and entrepreneurs have yet to be told in full. Thanks in large part to the three kings -- who all started their own record labels and released classic albums before moving on to become multifaceted businessmen -- hip-hop has been transformed from a genre spawned in poverty into a truly global multibillion-dollar industry.

Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z. Hip-hop is no longer just a musical genre; it's become a way of life that encompasses fashion, sports, food, drink, film, electronics and more -- one that has opened new paths to profit and to critical and commercial acclaim. Dre, and jay-z lifted themselves from childhood adversity into tycoon territory, but with a combined net worth of well over $2 billion made them the three richest American musicians, amassing levels of fame and wealth that not only outshone all other contemporary hip-hop artists, period.

3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise #ad - Yet their fortunes have little to do with selling their own albums: between Diddy's Ciroc vodka, and Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service and other assets, Dre's $3 billion sale of his Beats headphones to Apple, these artists have transcended pop music fame to become lifestyle icons and moguls. Based on a decade of reporting, and interviews with more than 100 sources including hip-hop pioneers Russell Simmons and Fab 5 Freddy; new-breed executives like former Def Jam chief Kevin Liles and venture capitalist Troy Carter; and stars from Swizz Beatz to Shaquille O'Neal, 3 Kings tells the fascinating story of the rise and rise of the three most influential musicians in America.

Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Being successful musicians was simply never enough for the three kings of hip-hop.

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