Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Mogul

Jay-Z: Hip-Hop Mogul

by Paul Hoblin

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This title examines the fascinating life of Jay-Z. Readers will learn about Jay-Z's childhood, family, time as a drug dealer, rise to fame, and relationship with Beyoncé. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores Jay-Z's early interest in music that led to the release of his albums Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, Vol. 2 . . . Hard Knock Life, Vol. 3 . . . Life 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 Jam's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614784401
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Contemporary Lives Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 981,186
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Famous New Yorker 6

2 Growing Up 14

3 The Road to Rap 22

4 More Rapping and Dealing 30

5 Convincing the Reasonable Doubters 40

6 More Music 50

7 Crime and Relationships 58

8 Retirement and Getting Hired 68

9 Giving Back 78

10 Looking Toward the Future 86

Timeline 96

Get The Scoop 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About The Author 112

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