Jay-Z

CEO of Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

As USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, “anyone who has followed Jay-Z’s career knows [that] the superstar born Shawn Corey Carter has long defied anyone who tried to pigeonhole him.” He left behind the dangerous life of a drug dealer and became one of the biggest names in music. He then achieved success as a businessman, an activist, and an author, while staying true to the spirit of hip-hop.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jay-Z grew up in a household full of music lovers. After hearing people rap for the first time, he also discovered the creative fire within himself. He began to make up rhymes nonstop—and made his way from financial hardship to the throne of a music empire.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-1061-9
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.2
BISACS YAN006060, YAN006020, YAN006050
Dewey 782.421649092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 1030
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents