Empire state of mind original
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack OMalley GreenburgSome people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. You can wake up to the local radio station playing Jay-Zs latest hit, spritz yourself with his 9IX cologne, slip on a pair of his Rocawear jeans, lace up your Reebok S. Carter sneakers, catch a Nets basketball game in the afternoon, and grab dinner at The Spotted Pig before heading to an evening performance of the Jay-Z-backed Broadway musical Fela! and a nightcap at his 40/40 Club. Hell profit at every turn of your day. But despite Jay-Zs success, there are still many Americans whose impressions of him are foggy, outdated, or downright incorrect. Surprisingly to many, he honed his business philosophy not at a fancy B school, but on the streets of Brooklyn, New York and beyond as a drug dealer in the 1980s. Empire State of Mind tells the story behind Jay-Zs rise to the top as told by the people who lived it with him- from classmates at Brooklyns George Westinghouse High School; to the childhood friend who got him into the drug trade; to the DJ who convinced him to stop dealing and focus on music. This book explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world. Zack OMalley Greenburg draws on his one-on-one interviews with hip-hop luminaries such as DJ Clark Kent, Questlove of The Roots, Damon Dash, Fred Fab 5 Freddy Brathwaite, MC Serch; NBA stars Jamal Crawford and Sebastian Telfair; and recording industry executives including Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records. He also includes new information on Jay-Zs various business dealings, such as: * The feature movie about Jay-Z and his first basketball team that was filmed by Fab 5 Freddy in 2003 but never released. * The Jay-Z branded Jeep that was scrapped just before going into production. * The real story behind his association with Armand de Brignac champagne. * The financial ramifications of his marriage to Beyonce. Jay-Zs tale is compelling not just because of his celebrity, but because it embodies the rags-to-riches American dream and is a model for any entrepreneur looking to build a commercial empire.
Alicia Keys - New York - ORIGINAL Music Video
Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Lyrics
It was written for Jay-Z, who brought along Alicia Keys to be featured in the chorus. As New York natives, both musicians resonated with the song. Even after they reached fame, NYC remained their true home. The song is about NYC as a place for success and hope, describing the unique opportunities and people all in this one city. I remember when this song first came out, even though I was only 10 years old. My whole family would sing along to it and blast it on the radio whenever it came on.
Empire State Of Mind. Original Mix. $ Link: Embed: Artists Jay-Z, Alicia Keys. Release. $ Length ; Released ; BPM 87; Key F♯ maj.
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In the face of creeping disfranchisement, unbridled corporate power, growing poverty, an expanding police state, 2. Do social movements need Mr. Carter's money or power or influence? Is justice a matter of charity or wealth? So what if Carter believes -- as he retorted in response to Belafonte's skewering of navel-gazing black celebrities -- "my presence is charity"?
Grew up in a town that is famous as a place of movie scenes Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees found down on Broadway. Concrete jungle where dreams are made of There's nothing you can't do Now you're in New York! On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew, ladies work so hard Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God Hail a gypsy cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge Some will sleep tonight with a hunger for more than an empty fridge. One hand in the air for the big city Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty No place in the world that can compare Put your lighters in the air, everybody say Yeah! In New York! These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Now you're in New York! These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Hear it for New Yooork!