Monday, March 28, 2011

What are You Reading? Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Well, I'm not currently reading this book right this second but it is in my cart as we speak on Amazon dot com. That counts right? LOL! I purchased Decoded for the hubster and he packed it around like a manual...I plan to surprise him with this one also. I need to sit down and read it myself because I am a HUGE Jigga fan...Not falling for the mumbo-jumbo that's been circling the blogs about Mr. Carter...just don't believe the hype about him being in a cult. I'll believe it when I see it. Anywhooo, the reviews on this book are below:

"Fascinating, well-done biography of one of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs of our era."

-Steve Forbes
"Zack O'Malley Greenburg has become one of the rare reporters to bring dignified coverage of the hip-hop business into the mainstream. Empire State of Mind is a pure product of Greenburg's care and insight, an exploration of hip-hop's most enigmatic mogul, Jay-Z."

-Dan Charnas, author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip- Hop
"Empire State Of Mind follows the money and key pieces of the Jay-Z puzzle in this insightful, savvy read. From Jay's humble Bed-Stuy Brooklyn roots as Shawn Carter into street crime and the drug game, to his rocket rise to the heights of hip-hop and the music business as one of entertainments most successful players...this book is like a GPS leading us through the modern urban reality of how Jay-Z's empire was built."

-Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, hip-hop pioneer, artist, and longtime host of Yo! MTV Raps

"Lively and often surprising, Empire State Of Mind analyzes one of the greatest assets of the hip-hop generation: the business mind of Jay-Z. In capturing Jay-Z's refuse to lose mentality, Zack O'Malley Greenburg tells an important, instructive American story of our time."

-Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

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