Last Weekend I attended the premiere of A genius leaves the hood : The unauthorized story of Jay-z at the SVA theater in Nyc. The 60 minute documentary produced by Moguldom Media Group ( Bossip, Madame Noire, All Hip Hop Owners) . Although this was a documentary that Jay-z was not directly associated or involved with it provided a very in-depth look into his life, career moves and personal relationships he experienced.
The documentary correlated Jay-z’s street skills to business skills. Jay-z past involvement in the drug industry is widely known .The music industry and drug game aren’t actually that much different there is a product, packaging, marketing and multiple vendors in both industies.The negative activity in his life may have had a positive enforcement on his business knowledge .
Although , I am a long time Jay-z Fan I did find the evidence of Jay-z being an” opportunist” or playing his “game of chess ” being quite substantial in regards to the friends he had and left behind. Each friend that he parted ways from did affect his music career tremendously .For example rapper Jaz-o was the guy who actually brought Jay-z around the industry and how to put together a song. As well as Dame Dash who was Jay-z’s partner at Roc-fella and who was a music manager with many of this business connections.
The movie gave pros, cons and neutral opinions of Jay-z and his career moves but one thing that remained is that he was and is genius for being able to rise from his circumstances in all calculated moves.
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