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The story of Roc-a-Fella Records

Emma Kowalski

The story of Roc-a-Fella Records

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Published by Mason Crest in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rap musicians,
  • Sound recording executives and producers,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Roc-a-Fella Records (Firm),
  • Sound recording industry

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementEmma Kowalski
    SeriesHip-hop hitmakers
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3972.R63 K68 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25079010M
    ISBN 109781422221198, 9781422221327, 9781422294710
    LC Control Number2011043478

    As an entrepreneur, he owns the 40/40 Club, Def Jam Records, Roc Nation Sports, Roc-A-Fella and he is also a qualified NBA sports representative. Recently, Jay-Z was ranked as one of the most successful artists of the millennium and was also placed next to the likes of .


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The story of Roc-a-Fella Records by Emma Kowalski Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Story of Roc-A-Fella Records/5(4). The Story of Roc-A-Fella Records by Emma Kowalski have received another chance to kick-start their careers. This book describes the musical contributions of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Roc-A-Fella's other past and present artists, as well as the record label's complex behind Released on: Septem The Story of Roc-A-Fella Records.

by Emma Kowalski. Hip-Hop Hitmakers. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book.

Rate it Brand: Mason Crest. Roc-A-Fella Records was an American hip hop record label founded by rapper/entrepreneur Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash, and Kareem "Biggs" Burke in It was operated as a division of Def Jam Recordings. The foundation of the label occurred inbeginning as an independent outlet for rapper Jay-Z's 1st r: Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash.

Get this from a library. The story of Roc-a-Fella Records. [Emma Kowalski] -- Examines the history and success of Roc-a-Fella Records and provides information about the life of Jay-Z. : The Story of Roc-A-Fella Records (Hip-Hop Hitmakers) (): Kowalski, Emma: Books.

They named the label Roc-A-Fella Records. Originally intended as a one-time project to release Jay-Z's full-length debut album, Reasonable Doubt, Roc-A-Fella Records expanded into a true hip-hop powerhouse.

Roc-A-Fella Records has introduced listeners to the unique talents of artists like Kanye West, the Young Gunz, and the State Property crew. As Hip Hop's prodigal son, Jay Z is truly the pinnacle of where Hip Hop has come in its short but extraordinary life time.

Among the detailed and explicit chapters, the story includes: "The Hustlin Years", "Shawn Carter Becomes Jay Z", "The Birth of Roc-A-Fella Records and Brooklyn's Finest-Jay Z and Biggie Smalls".Brand: Amber Communications Group, Inc.

This is a set should only contain pages that are Roc-A-Fella Records albums or lists of Roc-A-Fella Records albums, as well as subcategories containing those things. Topics about Roc-A-Fella Records albums in general should be placed in relevant topic categories: Subcategories.

This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total. The Story of Roc-A-Fella Records by Emma Kowalski - When Shawn Carter, an aspiring rapper with the stage name Jay-Z, couldn't get his career off the ground at a Released on: Septem Among the detailed and explicit chapters, the story includes: “The Hustlin Years”, “Shawn Carter Becomes Jay Z”, “The Birth of Roc-A-Fella Records and Brooklyn’s Finest-Jay Z and Biggie Smalls”.

The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address 1/5(1). Roc-A-Fella Records was a label born out of necessity. Back in the mid-’90s, Jay Z was unable to land a record deal with a major label despite his obvious lyrical gifts.

So he linked with. In Jay Z and the Roc-A-Fella Dynasty, author Jake Brown has chronicled the Hip Hop icon’s legacy. As Hip Hop's prodigal son, Jay Z is truly the pinnacle of where Hip Hop has come in its short but extraordinary life time.

Among the detailed and explicit chapters, the story includes: “The Hustlin Years”, “Shawn Carter Becomes Jay Z”, “The Birth of Roc-A-Fella Records and Brooklyn’s Reviews: 1. Even though Dame Dash, JAY-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records created an artistic empire, Dash went on to tell the publication that he “knew” the company was coming to Author: Xavier Hamilton.

This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. The story of how Damon Dash launched Jay-Z's career and Roc-A-Fella Records then blew through a reported $50 million fortune is a sad and shocking cautionary tale. Dash Meets Jay-Z. Instead of signing with Def Jam, Jay-Z and his co-founders sold half of Roc-A-Fella to them in for a reported $ million.

Seven years later, Def Jam bought the other half of Roc-A. They named the label Roc-A-Fella Records. Originally intended as a one-time project to release Jay-Z's full-length debut album, Reasonable Doubt, Roc-A-Fella Records expanded into a true hip-hop powerhouse.

Roc-A-Fella Records has introduced listeners to the unique talents of artists like Kanye West, the Young Gunz, and the State Property crew/5(19). Dame Dash Prepares 'Roc-A-Fella' Story For Television Series Aug - pm by Mikey Fresh TWITTER Dame is bringing the Roc story to the small : Mikey Fresh.

The two of them, along with Kareem “Biggs” Burke, started the record label Roc-A-Fella Records, during the mid nineties — a time when no other label showed any interest in signing Jay. They Author: Brian Brewington. Jay-Z and two friends founded their own company, Roc-A-Fella Records, to release his debut album, Reasonable Doubt (), which eventually sold more than a million copies in the United States.

A string of successful albums followed at a rate of at least one per year through He sued Roc-A-Fella Records and other record labels, and the artists Jay-Z and Timbaland, alleging that samples from "Help Me" were incorporated into songs "Paper Chase" and "Toe 2 Toe" absent his.

InJay-Z was named president of Def Jam Records and, after disputes led his initial partners to sell their interest, he took sole control of Roc-A-Fella Records. The same voice also apologizes for the book taking longer than he anticipated.

No release date has been announced, but the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder has some other interesting projects on the. Roc-A-Fella Records discography Follow. Upvote +1 The Blueprint 3 is the only Jay Z album not to be released on Roc-A-Fella.

One of the highest selling labels in hip hop historu. Page 1 of Jay-Z biography and life story including childhood story, love relationship, career, walk of fame and more. label called Roc-a-Fella Records in Later, Roc-a-Fella was folding. Damon Dash is developing a new TV series that will delve into the rise of Roc-A-Fella Records, the juggernaut label he co-founded with Kareem Author: Jon Blistein.

Last night, the New York Public Library hosted rap magnate-cum-début author Jay-Z for a discussion of his new book, “Decoded,” led by Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber, the N.Y.P.L.’s Author: Jenny Hendrix. Roc-A-Fella continued to release records as a Def Jam imprint, but since the name has been more or less exclusive to releases by Jay Z and Kanye West.

The television show's point of view will heavily favor -- or at least feature -- Dash: it will examine him as a business mogul who dealt not only in music but in sportswear, film, and.

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As Hip Hop's prodigal son, Jay Z is truly the pinnacle of where Hip Hop has come in its short but extraordinary life time. Among the detailed and explicit chapters, the story includes: "The Hustlin Years", "Shawn Carter Becomes Jay Z", "The Birth of Roc-A-Fella Brand: Jake Brown. Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records cofounder Damon Dash had a well-publicized breakup inbut in Decoded, the rapper doesn't address the reasons behind the split.

A Author: Zack O'malley Greenburg. Jay’s deal with Universal reportedly pays him between $8 million and $10 million a year. He’s also the president and part owner of Roc-A-Fella Records, the proud owner of a small piece of the. Read "The Story of Cash Money Records" by Terri Dougherty available from Rakuten Kobo.

Founded in New Orleans in the early s, Cash Money Records faced an uphill battle as it struggled to gain respect. Br Brand: Mason Crest.

Geffen Records was founded inWarner Bros. Records provided percent of the funding for the label's operations, while Geffen retained 50 percent of the profits. Asked in History of the. Kareem Burke, the 'silent partner' who cofounded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Damon Dash, is carving a niche for himself with the help of the brands he helped create in the : Zack O'malley Greenburg.

Kevin Hart’s rags-to-riches life story, told candidly in his new autobiography, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” makes a convincing case for simple values that seem much more closely. Around the same time, he started his own record label Roc-A-Fella Records with best friend Damon Dash, and signed Christion, the Rangers, Sauce Money, Ruffness and Michelle Mitchell.

(Both of the female acts were later dropped because, as. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Roc-A-Fella Records Presents The Roc Files Vol.1 on Discogs.4/5(4). Dash, 48, was a former business partner in Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear clothing line.

They later had a falling out and went their separate ways.Big L was running the ship for that deal, we did a $5, demo deal with Lord Finesse and they cut a couple of records and the rest was history. Big L was the first person to introduce me to Biggie. Former Roc-A-Fella Records artist Tru Life recently discussed his absence from hip-hop along with how it was his decision to leave Def Jam with .