«If I don't show the world growth, how are we going to grow?» from December 2007 XXL Interview
Why we like Jay-Z?
Being famous for his brilliant abilities to improvise, skillful play with the words and rhymes, and bold step to popularize street hip hop let Jay-Z reach the heights many rappers dreamt about. Every album he released was sold out with the skyrocketing speed and each new work was anticipated with impatience until Jay-Z declared his departure. His withdrawal from recording to take the president position in Def Jan Recordings was unexpected move. Jay-Z has become by 2005 a mogul already with 320 million dollars earned thanks to his well developed intuition of the businessman and a talent of a musician. His art and work brought to changes in hip hop culture and made Jay-Z a legendary figure.
Why Jay-Z is so famous?
Shawn Corey Carter alias Jay-Z is known also under so many nicknames such as Hova, Jigga, Hov', Jay Hova and Young Hov'. He is a famous rapper, a successful senior manager at the end of 90-s, a thriving businessman, who started his own studio Roc-a-Fella Records and made it famous all over the world. His studio became a launching pad for many famous professionals in music industry such as Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Young Gunz, Kanye West, and so on.
Jay-Z's way to fame was not that easy as it is rather hard to get to the top where such hip hop celebrities as Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. reign. But Jay-Z did not lose heart and used every opportunity to move forward. His persistency was rewarded and after both famous rappers had gone, Jay-Z took the throne they were sharing. This way the prediction mentioned in the "Brooklin's Finest" became a reality. Jay-Z succeeded and not only became the king of style, with limited number of followers, but increased the army of admirers if hip hop culture. Not every celebrity can boast of such achievements. There is much interesting to learn when you start to study the biography of Jay-Z, the whole epoch is reflected in the story of his success. Come to our Jay-Z website dedicated to this interesting personality and talented microphonist and follow the pages of his life with us, listening and enjoying his hits!
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