'Hip-hop's undisputed king' shares his story, his lyrics and his inspiration
Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. He is one of the most successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs of all time.
Rapper/mogul Jay-Z presents the lyrics to 36 of his songs, and provides their fuller autobiographical and cultural context. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"People don't just expect new records from Jay - they expect epochal events, game-changing statements" Rolling Stone "Hip-hop's undisputed king" The Times "The most successful rapper alive" Guardian "The undisputed king of rap" NME "Will Self dismissed rap as unmelodic, inarticulate ranting - until Jay-Z's eloquent memoir and an anthology of lyrics came along to change his mind" The Times