Ever wondered how Jay Z rose to stardom?
When he was young, Shawn Carter used to sneak away from the putrid halls of his ratty Brooklyn apartment to walk the busy streets of a city alive with success.
The young boy who grew up in the shadow of the towering skyscrapers of New York City ascended to the pinnacle of music recognition through hard work and determination.
As the subject of one of the first and most famous rap rags to riches stories, rapper Jay Z’s career has had an influential impact on a new generation of rappers who cite the rap godfather’s passion and hard-working attitude as inspiration for their own career paths.
Starting as an amateur rapper in the Brooklyn underground scene, Jay Z quickly rose to the heights of rap superstardom.
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