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The Media is targeting Jay-Z over His Success

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ r6=”true” src=”” width=”223″ //a/divBy The Voicebr /Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writerbr /br /Ten years ago, Jay-Z did the unthinkable when he crossed the $100 million mark, as a rapper. At the time, Sean Combs appeared to be a bigger businessman. However, it was Jay-Z who was making the most money. With a critically-acclaimed platinum album and a popular clothing line, many assumed Jay-Z had /br /Those who assumed this were wrong. Less than two years after his accomplishments in 2001, Jay-Z was appointed the CEO of Def Jam. While taking over Def Jam, Jay-Z remained in charge of his own Roc-A-Fella Records, also taking over other companies under the Def Jam /br /Surprisingly, Jay-Z stepped away from all of this in 2007, when he quit his Def Jam job. For a few months, he continued to oversee his imprint, Roc-A-Fella Records. But, Jay-Z soon bought out his recording contract with Def Jam and his own Roc-A-Fella Records. Months later, Jay-Z landed a partnership with Live Nation, which he called Roc Nation. br /br /The deal with Live Nation helped Jay-Z cross the $400 million mark in net worth. Aside from his Roc Nation super label, Jay-Z is also the part owner of the New Jersey Nets. While he sold his Rocawear clothing line over five years ago, he still makes a percentage off profits and has a job with the clothing line. While he does not release music as frequently as he used to, Jay-Z is still dominating the radio. Artists such as Melanie Fiona, Trey Songz, and Ne-Yo are signed to management deals with Roc /br /Jay-Z’s success can easily be overlooked in a business world dominated by the likes of Donald Trump and other corporate giants. But, Jay-Z has made the transition from being a hip hop businessman to simply being a businessman. Some of the latest investments from Jay-Z have been into hotels, casinos, and other lucrative ventures. Now that Jay-Z is approaching the half-billion dollar mark, the media has had a lot to say about how Jay-Z got to where he is /br /His 1996 debut album, emReasonable Doubt/em, tells the story. By 1988, Jay-Z had become a millionaire as a relatively big time cocaine dealer in New York City. Hoping to avoid death by the way of his life or spending the rest of his life in prison, Jay-Z focused on the rap game. In 1996, he and Damon Dash launched the famed Roc-A-Fella Records and the rest is history. Jay-Z is now considered one of the smartest entrepreneurs of the 21st century with all of his /br /Recently, the emEmpire State of Mind/em book was released and it tells of Jay-Z’s rise and the under-the-table endorsement deals he has with several companies. Now that Jay-Z has crossed the line that is so hard to cross, the media is targeting the hip hop mogul. Recently, Jay-Z did some recruiting for the Nets and he visited the Kentucky Wildcats. Now, Jay-Z is under investigation from the NBA for tampering. Everything he has worked so hard to build is under investiagtion by the /br /But, during his rise to the top, the media supported Jay-Z. Now, with Hov on top of the game in many levels, everything he does causes speculation.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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