Jay Z: The King of America

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Author Mark Beaumont met and interviewed Jay Z in 2009 and many quotes from that interview feature in this biography. Also included are interviews with Kanye West, Chris Martin, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Damon Dash, Dr Dre, Rick Rubin and many others.   This fascinating book details his early life, his father abandoning him, his accidental shooting of his brother and his delving into cocaine dealing.
 
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Overview

Author Mark Beaumont met and interviewed Jay Z in 2009 and many quotes from that interview feature in this biography. Also included are interviews with Kanye West, Chris Martin, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Damon Dash, Dr Dre, Rick Rubin and many others.   This fascinating book details his early life, his father abandoning him, his accidental shooting of his brother and his delving into cocaine dealing.
 
The book then moves on to the launch of his Roc-A-Fella record label and his subsequent album releases including the platinum selling In My Life and Hard Knock Life as well as his alleged involvement in the stabbing of record executive Lance Riviera, the trial and his three year probation sentence. Details how he became the CEO of Def Jam Recordings (one of his first signings was Rihanna). Also examines his high-profilerelationship and marriage to BeyoncĂ© Knowles.
 
Features an in-depth look into his entrepreneurial skills from launching his own Rocawear clothing and accessories line, his New York club 40/40 and his rumoured investments in real estate and football clubs and brings the story right up to date to include his performance at Glastonbury in 2008, the Haiti aid single Stranded, his concerts with Eminem, his Watch The Throne EP release with Kanye West and his supporting U2 on their World Tour.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780383170
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 362,600
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Beaumont is a leading award-winning music journalist and has interviewed Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Blur, Muse, Keith Richards and Jay-Z for publications such as NME, The Guardian, Uncut and Classic Rock . He is the author of the bestseller Out Of This World: The Story Of Muse - published by Omnibus Press. He lives in London.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    JAYCLAN TRAINING HOLLOW

    ~$ilverstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Laura

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Jay

    Sits in a chair bored listening to kap dance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    D i j w h s w u

    ................................

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Gbe the squad fuck yo mamma

    Yall bogus asf wass thotse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Ghh

    Jjyyt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Jay

    Res 11

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    He looks fat.

    'Nuff said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    good book

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