In life, we must always keep moving our feet and minds to achieve and grow to heights we could never imagine. If you are not growing and moving what’s the point of life? When I say growth, I mean in all aspect of life. This includes spiritual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. Excel in each of these points and evenly work on them all as time goes on and you will probably have a more and sound judgment of who you are and what your purpose on this planet is. Who here likes the entertainment company Roc Nation? Who here even knows what it’s purpose is and who runs it? Well, you should care if you are in the hobby of listening to music. This company is a joint venture between media mogul Jay-Z and Live Nation. This company fully manages all of its artists and live performance venues it has around the west hemisphere. Continue reading

Empire Mind

It was once said that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Would you agree with that statement? I definitely would because that is the raw nature of how America amassed its status on this planet. They are always pushing forward, innovating and making sure that the future is being paved. I like to speak of musical success, at least for the time being. Music will always be around and carry the soul of humans until our end, so why not speak on this art. From the Elvis Presley, Beatles, Eagles, Marvin Gaye, and current stars there is something for everyone to enjoy and love. I am going to talk about mega success stories that the world knows well, and maybe teach you something you didn’t already have in your knowledge bank. In 2011, Jay-Z was a thriving star in the world of music, and it had been this way for 15 years prior as well. From #1 albums to clothing brand power and investments in other media outlets and power houses it seems there is no stopping this household name from succeeding! He was known as a solo artist for a long time and wanted to change that in his reputation, so he teamed up with rap giant Kanye West on a collaboration album. This song became a hit in so many ways including ringtones which have been more important these days, so a business like this http/ is need. Continue reading


If you look at many of the biggest stars in Hollywood for their respective fields, you will find that some had a hand up because of inside connections. Some from being in the right place at the right time, and others who made a way out of no way to be where they are. My personal favorite is the last statement I pointed out. This is the underdog story and who doesn’t love a good miracle in this big old world we live in. Of all the stories I would like to touch on, today I will have to talk about the one and only Jay-Z. Like many black males in America, Jay-Z was surrounded in environments that would not likely create growth! Poverty, drugs, violence, and other negative settings were the stage he was brought on. Have you ever wondered where the name Jay-Z ever came from? Well according to inside sources, Jay-Z had an early mentor with the name Jaz-O. Jaz-O was the one who taught him everything regards to the art of poetry. Having this positive role model in his life started a new and improved route for Jay-Z! He no longer desired to be conflicted with the trouble of the streets and to take his energy and enthusiasm to something that could bloom positive seeds down the road. Continue reading

Jay-Z The Mogul



I am very interested in the life of people who took what they were given and made it into a precious gem! There is a laundry list of individuals who have come from the worst possible conditions and turned their lives into an amazing story tale to give people around the world hope in their own situations! I know many people just like me who are looking to explore this subject matter in detail, and if you are one of those people, please read what I have to say and share with me anything you would like for me to touch over! Today I am going to talk about one extraordinary individual by the name of Shawn Corey Carter AKA “Jay-Z”. If you do not know who this man is, then sit back while I give you a rundown of his life and achievements! For those of you who are well aware of this media mogul and entrepreneur, it might be nice to read along and correct me where I may have mixed up facts! Shawn Carter was born 1969 in Brooklyn New York! In particular, he was raised by his single mother in the crime and drug-infested projects; Marcy projects to be exact… If we delve deep into Shawn’s early days, we will find that he was a very different man than who he is today! They say you are a product of your environment, and I believe that to be true of anyone until you consciously make a decision to change the things around you. Changing the circumstances around you will pave a new way of living, thinking, and viewing the world. The Marcy project in Brooklyn was not a picnic in the park! It was one of the worst drug riddled areas of New York. In a time where drugs were exploding huge in the neighborhoods and the lower income spots of New York would see an explosion in the crime rate! Shawn went to high school at Eli Whitney High School, where other soon to be acclaimed musical legends would arise. The first name to come to mind is the Notorious B.I.G. Yes, that’s right they went to school together and who would have guessed where they would be now or what events would of unrolled in the next decade! In high school, Shawn would flirt with his demons, and they led him on the stereotypical path of many black males in those environments. Let me just say that was not the be all end all by any means!