Rocawear presents a retrospective of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter‘s journey as a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn; aspiring to make music and eventually making history. On that journey, the first business beyond music was the birth of Rocawear. Carter’s Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician.
On March 12, 2012 7PM CST, 8PM EST it’s showtime for sync as JAY-Z takes the stage live from SXSW. Tune-in to watch one of music’s greatest in a concert event like no other. Amex Sync Show is an interactive concert experience presented by American Express.
DC artist Demont Peekaso’s, “Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore” painting features the best to ever do it in the rap game – Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac. But, this work of art isn’t complete, because it’s missing 1 legend. Rocawear would like to ask YOU, who the fourth artist to get the coveted spot of the Hip-Hop monument should be? Vote HERE [via]
Author and educator Michael Eric Dyson is decoding the rhymes of rapper Jay-Z to teach students at Georgetown University about race, gender and poverty. Critics argue lyrics about swag, materialism, misogyny and hustle have no place in higher education. What do you think?
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Music Mogul, Shawn Corey Carter a.k.a. Jay-Z is one of four covers for GQ Magazine’s annual “Man of the Year” issue. The other covers are nightly show host Jimmy Fallon, Singer/Actor Justin Timberlake, Actress Mila Kunis and actor Michael Fassbender (a.k.a. Magneto). You can read more of the Jay-Z interview HERE.
Check out part one of the exclusive interview above, featuring Jay-Z discussing the meaning of his joint album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, which debuted at number one in 23 countries; on his epiphany that his music has a substantial impact on mainstream America; and on being an unpaid spokesman for Cristal champagne.
Mrs. Carter covers the November 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Beyoncé talks about her pregnancy and keeping things sexy. Well, being that we’re men, let’s just be honest – we want to see the pictures from the shoot! For the ladies, you can read the interview HERE and watch the behind-the-scenes footage above. All photos were shot by Terry Richardson.