5c5400e3cd8dc20b6e1b4d12
Jay-Z-2019-S
Ny bok om Jay-Z kommer i höst


Blir även partner i lagligt cannabis-företag.

 

 

Jay-Z är förutom en av de mest uppskattade rapparna i världen också en framgångsrik affärsmän, vilket vi inte minst fick ett kvitto på då han nyligen blev den första rapparen att bli miljardär. Nu står det klart att hans nästa affärssatsning blir cannabis. Under tisdagen gjorde Jay-Z ett uttalande om sitt mångåriga partnerskap med Kalifornien-baserade cannabis-företaget Caliva. Han kommer där agera strategisk chef för märket. Utöver det vill han även jobba med representation och delaktighet för de med kriminell bakgrund som förbjuds jobba inom branschen.

 

“Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level. With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos make them the best partners for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good, and bring people along the way”, säger han i ett uttalande som citeras av Complex.

 

Caliva har för närvarande en farm och två butiker i norra Kalifornien och företaget jobbar aktivt med att förbättra samhället genom att erbjuda jobb till de som påverkas av San Fransisco-områdets lönegap. I början av året fick företag även hjälp av NFL Hall of Famern Joe Montana, som hjälpte till att samla ihop närmare $75 miljoner.

 

Nyheten kommer i samband med att Entertainment Weekly rapporterar att bästsäljande författaren Michael Eric Dyson ska publicera en ny bok om Jay-Z titulerad “Made In America”. Boken, med förord av Pharrell, kommer utforska rapparens status som kulturell ikon och djupdyka i hans med kända låtar och texter. Dyson är dessutom professor i sociologi och har undersökt och skrivit om hiphop som konstform i åratal.

 

“This book is the fruit of a decade of teaching about one of the greatest poets this nation has produced. 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 sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long”, säger Dyson till Entertainment Weekly.

 

“Jay-Z: Made In America” väntas komma i höst och sammanfalla med rapparens 50-årsdag. Dyson säger:

“I thought this was the perfect time to take a look at Jay-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today. In many ways, this is Jay-Z’s America as much as it’s Obama’s America, or Trump’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America, or Nancy Pelosi’s America, or Maxine Waters’ America. Jay-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by, and his lyrics have shaped the self-understanding of a culture that grapples with race and injustice and inequality everyday. He’s an important thinker and artist, and my book tries to measure his impact and acknowledge his greatness.”

 

Håll utkik för boken som fått releasedatum den 26:e november.

 

 


Visa det här inlägget på Instagram

Jay-Z and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, photographed during the rapper and LeBron James’ third annual Sprite “Two Kings” dinner event at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona by Johnny Nunez on February 14, 2009. It has been announced today that the New York Times best-selling author’s new book “JAY-Z: Made in America” will examine Shawn Carter as a cultural icon in celebration of his 50th birthday. The book will chart the evolution of his work and thinking, and feature in-depth analysis of his most famous lyrics and songs. Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, has investigated and championed hip-hop as an art form for decades. In 2007 Hov wrote the introduction to Dyson’s “Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop.” “This book is the fruit of a decade of teaching about one of the greatest poets this nation has produced,” Dyson 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 sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long … This book wrestles with the biggest theme of his career, hustling, and what it looks like when it shows up illegally in the underground and how it looks when it’s part of legitimate society … I thought this was the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today. In many ways, this is JAY-Z’s America as much as it’s Obama’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by, and his lyrics have shaped the self-understanding of a culture that grapples with race and injustice and inequality everyday. He’s an important thinker and artist, and my book tries to measure his impact and acknowledge his greatness.” The book will be published on November 26, and is available to pre-order now. #JAYZ @michaelericdyson

Ett inlägg delat av Hovstorian (@aintnojigga)

 

 



Publicerat:
Redaktionen



NULL