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Empire state of mind : how Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office, Zack O'Malley Greenburg

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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
Statement of responsibility
Zack O'Malley Greenburg
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An updated business biography of one of the biggest names in the music business I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man. --Jay-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 But despite Jay-Z's success, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, outdated, or downright incorrect.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."--Wheelers.co.nz
Biography type
individual biography
Dewey number
782.4/21649/092
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.J29
LC item number
G74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Empire state of mind : how Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office, Zack O'Malley Greenburg
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Empire state of mind : how Jay-Z went from street corner to corner office, Zack O'Malley Greenburg
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Note
"This paperback edition with new chapters and afterword published 2015"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A hard knock life -- The Roc-A-Fella dynasty -- Building a notorious brand -- Jay Z's first basketball team -- Early retirement -- Def Jam takeover -- Champagne secrets -- To infinity- and Beyonc? -- Net gain -- Who killed the Jay Z jeep -- Reinventing the Roc -- New watch alert -- Secret agent -- Billion dollars on an elevator -- History and beyond
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
  • Revised edition /
  • foreword by Steve Forbes.
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781591848349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (SKY)sky277998904
  • 1263760

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