Jay Z's Cultural Impact & Rise To Fame To Be Detailed In "JAY-Z: Made In America" Book

Jay Z turns 50 on December 4th and when that time comes, a book will be released that will detail his credible moves as a rapper, poet, businessman (not a business, man) with a forward from none other than Pharrell. Jay Z became a billionaire this year, was the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and has contributed renowned pieces of music in his 30 years of being a recording artist.

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images 

New York Times best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson will be penning the book that will examine Jay as a cultural icon and dig deeper into his lyrics from his chart-topping projects over the years. “This book is the fruit of a decade of teaching about one of the greatest poets this nation has produced,” Michael told Entertainment Weekly. 

“Jay-Z is not only a remarkable recording artist and ingenious businessman, but he is one of our most gifted wordsmiths whose language drips with all the poetic tricks and skills you’ll find in Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s…

Read the full article here