Rags To Riches Story: Jay-Z Covers Rolling Out

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Dressed in a Brooklyn Nets cap, Givenchy tee-shirt and black jeans, rapper and music mogul Jay-Z is covering the latest issue of Rolling Out magazine. In the cover story, the publication breaks down how Jay-Z’s two-day ‘Made In America’ Festival unfolded. Below is an excerpt:

Like Rocky Balboa, Jay-Z rose from poverty to become a champion in his own right. The boy who grew up in a public housing project in Brooklyn, N.Y., and began rapping as a teenager would eventually become the master of  the music genre. Jay-Z started his own label and broke Elvis Presley’s record by releasing the most No. 1 albums (11). He aligned himself with the right business partners and opened a chain of nightclubs (The 40/40 Club). He invested in Carol’s Daughter, a popular black hair care line, and created Roc Nation. And he is part owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

Jay-Z’s life was a million-to-one shot, but he made the best of a bad situation and rose from poverty to prosperity. He is the personification of what it means to be ‘made in America.’”

Read the cover story in its entirety over at Rolling Out.

Source: Rolling Out

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.