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By Zack O'Malley Greenburg

"I’m no longer a businessman—I’m a company, man." —Jay Z

As a lot as Martha Stewart or Oprah—and possibly greater than any musician—Jay Z has became himself right into a way of life. you could get up to the neighborhood radio station enjoying his most up-to-date hit, spritz your self along with his newest cologne, slip on a couple of his Rocawear denims, lace up your Reebok S. Carter shoes, watch baseball superstar Robinson Cano smack a few hits in a day online game, and seize dinner on the noticed Pig. for you to Jay Z’s 40/40 membership for a D’Ussé cognac nightcap, subscribe to streaming provider Tidal and listen to his newest collaboration with Beyoncé. He’ll revenue at each flip of your day.

Empire mind set reveals the tale at the back of Jay Z’s upward push as informed by way of the folk who lived it with him, from classmates at Brooklyn’s George Westinghouse highschool and the early life good friend who bought him into the drug alternate, to the DJ who persuaded him to forestall dealing and concentrate on the tune. Now with new interviews with insiders like Russell Simmons, Alicia Keys, and J. Cole—more than 100 in total—this e-book explains simply how Jay Z propelled himself from the awful streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the enterprise international.

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