JAY Z

In many ways, this is JAY-Z’s America as much as it’s Pelosi’s America, or Trump’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by.

JAY Z

JAY Z

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER "Dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. ... Using extensive passages from Jay-Z’s lyrics, 'Made in America' examines the rapper’s role as a poet, an aesthete, an advocate for racial justice and a business, man, but devotes much of its energy to Hova the Hustler." —Allison Stewart, The Washington Post "Dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward." —Questlove JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson’s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long. This book wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice. As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today. In many ways, this is JAY-Z’s America as much as it’s Pelosi’s America, or Trump’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by. Featuring a Foreword by Pharrell

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JAY-Z
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Michael Eric Dyson
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER "Dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. ... Using extensive passages from Jay-Z’s lyrics, 'Made in America' examines the rapper’s role as a poet, an aesthete, an advocate for racial justice and
Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella Dynasty
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Jake Brown
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

Discusses the life and career of rap artist Jay-Z.
Jay-Z
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Julius Bailey
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland

Jay-Z is one of America’s leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z’s relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible
Jay-Z
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: John Bankston
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Incorporated

Discusses the life and career of rap artist Jay-Z.
Jay-Z
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Roman P. Nacerous
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

Profiles the life and career of the entertainer, Jay-Z.

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