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  • Jay Z Symbolism

    back, to me that 's the win-win" – Jay Z (Carter, 2003) Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is among the most recognized identities in pop culture; one of the wealthiest recording artists alive (Lynch, 2014), as well as being widely considered in the hip-hop community to be a contender for the greatest rapper of all time. However, his rags to riches life story includes a checkered past, which he has never shied away from exploiting. This has made him a controversial figure, who comes under scrutiny from a surprisingly diverse set of groups (D’Errico, 2013). Despite valid criticisms of Jay Z’s glorification…

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  • Analysis Of Decoded By Jay-Z

    In “Decoded”, Jay-Z discusses his life in hip-hop. He connects his career to past artists and events in history. Jay-Z has become one of the most influential people in hip-hop. He has been a prominent figure for decades in music. Jay-Z’s influence on other artists has changed hip-hop’s history itself. The stories of his past, which he shares in “Decoded”, are a part of history because they all shaped his career and made hip-hop what it is today. In “Decoded”, Jay-Z shares a few moments…

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  • Jay Z Leadership Traits

    Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, has several leadership traits that yield impressive accomplishment in the evolving and fickle music industry. He grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn; his father abandoned his family, and he sold crack cocaine to furnish for his household (Birchmeier, n.d.). These factors create a less than idyllic upbringing for an individual that according to Forbes magazine is currently worth over $450 million (Hip-Hop's Future Billionaires, n.d.). A clothing line,…

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  • Jay Z: A Charismatic Leader

    Shawn Corey Carter, also better known as Jay Z, is a rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Jay Z was born on December four, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, being at the age of forty-five today. I believe Jay Z is a charismatic leader because of everything he went through and achieved for it. Jay Z grew up in a drug-infested area called the Marcy Projects, where he ended up associating his life with gun-violence and drugs. Jay Z's father, Adnes Reeves, left the family when Jay Z was at the age…

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  • Jay Z Argument Essay

    After reading about Jay Z, there is no doubt that he is an entrepreneur because he has created multiple companies that have been successful over the years. However, I do not think Jay Z deserves to be ranked very high in the pantheon of entrepreneurs because he was not a great entrepreneur like some of the others we have studied. Jay Z’s entrepreneurship started when he and his friends created their own record label, then he later started the 40/40 cub, Rocawear, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Roc…

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  • Jay Z And Beyonce Analysis

    My poem was about Jay-Z, and Beyoncé. The main reason I chose these two is for their levels of fame. Both have been extremely relevant over the past two decades. Beyoncé’s best-selling album titled, “Dangerously in Love” sold around 16 million copies worldwide. Jay-Z’s album, “Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life” has sold around 5.4 million copies. Not only have both become music icons, they also are well known philanthropist, business people, and occasionally political commentators. I chose the tone of…

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  • Jay Z 4-44 Themes

    From the onset of his now illustrious career with the release of his legendary debut, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996, Jay-Z to this day has remained a fixture in the music industry longer than just about anyone. Though Jay-Z has found immense success, not just as a rap artist, but also as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, he presents himself more so in an apologetic, lamenting, and humble manner in his newest release, 4:44. Contrary to most lyrical themes in his previous work, Jay-Z spends a…

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  • The Golden Age Of Rap And Hip-Hop

    This time period is between 2000 and 2015; giving us iconic figures such as 50 Cent, Ja rule, Eminem, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter), Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Drake. Of course out of a generation of rap, there is always extremely influential rappers that has revolutionized the “game” for everyone. For the early 2000’s that person would Jay Z, one of the singles from Jay-Z 's now classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt, was a song called "Can 't Knock The Hustle." Though there are many interpretations about…

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  • Drunk In Love Video Analysis

    either shadowed or covered by her hair. In the scenes showing her face she is making a dazed and seductive expression. Other parts of the video show her touching herself, crawling on her hands and knees, lying in the water, or sexually dancing shaking her breasts and buttox for the camera. Jay Z is featured in the video and he displays gender roles as well. He is wearing chains around his neck and holds a wine glass as he sings. He seems to ignore Beyonce as she leans on him and dances around…

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  • My Career College Essay

    a safer route, earning a degree and finding a steady paying day job? As I have grown, so has the presence of music in my life. Starting in 3rd grade, I began taking trombone lessons, which developed into a 4 year run at band. It was as my middle school career as a trombonist was winding down, when I began to grow an extreme interest in hip hop and rap music; never knowing how involved I 'd become in the culture. Ever since I could appreciate music, I had been listening to my dad 's old…

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