Jay-Z: “He Came, He Saw, He Conquered” Documentary (Video)

1 Nov

A reporter traveled with Jay-Z for six months earlier this year to film a special documentary that aired on BBC on Tuesday. With the Internet being as fly as it is, the video has been posted online. Check the summary that came with the link after the jump.

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Success in hip-hop comes in many different shapes and sizes. Whether it’s selling over a million albums in one week or inventing the latest dance craze, rappers are constantly trying to think of the next hot trend that could potentially change their careers forever. But due to the Internet’s birth of a new age in self-promotion, the amount of inspiring rappers are outnumbering fans at staggering rates that continue to dilute the industry with horrendous talents and screwed intentions. The sophomore jinx, the one-hit-wonder, and the album flop are no longer shocking outcomes but expected repercussions. What ever happened to record labels’ use of artist development?

Shawn Corey Carter has experienced his fair share of run-ins with success. But his success is different. He never dropped a weekly mixtape series, a self-assertive video blog, or a distortion amount of features. His success roots from his God-given ability to capture the hearts and souls of his listeners through every album, every song, every verse, every word, and every syllable. The British Broadcasting Corporation traveled with Jay-Z for six months this year to film an unprecedented hour-long documentary that takes you inside the life of the $500 million hip-hop mogul who is continuing to expand his empire one day at a time.



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