He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation.He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.
The author spoke to several individuals who are close to Beyoncé, and claimed he has heard from eyewitnesses that the Drunk In Love singer told Jay he could not attend Rihanna's after party at the Met Gala.
Jay-Z claims in his lyrics that in 1982 at age 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.
Along with future rapper AZ, Carter attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn until it was closed down. and Busta Rhymes, followed by a stint at Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey, though he did not graduate.
He then attended the nearby George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School with future rappers The Notorious B. According to his mother, Carter used to wake up his siblings at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.
She bought him a boom box for his birthday, sparking his interest in music. although Kane explains that he didn't fill the traditional hype man role, and was instead "basically ma[king] cameo appearances on stage.
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