Find Out How Jay-Z Became Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire on E!’s True Hollywood Story

class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>Find Out How Jay-Z Became Hip-Hop's First Billionaire on E!'s True Hollywood StoryBy Allison Crist Nov 15, 2021 9:06 PMTagsTVTrue Hollywood StoryShowsCelebritiesJay ZNBCUMONDAYS 10 PMWatch: How Jay-Z's Empire Went from Mediocre to MainstreamBillionaires are getting the True Hollywood Story treatment. The record garnered some critical acclaim, but true mainstream success didn't come until Jay-Z dropped Vol. Jay-Z is perhaps the most well-known of the three business magnates, but as this sneak peek clip proves, he had to face an uphill battle to achieve fame, let alone amass billions. "It got to like 23 on the charts," Dyson recalled. series will delve into the lives and careers of Elon Musk, Jay-Z and Sara Blakely, who have several things in common: They all faced adversity and tragedy, which fueled their ambition to strive for the best. Michael Eric Dyson, author of Jay-Z: Made in America, breaks it all down by first taking us back to 1995, when the rapper "uses nearly a million dollars from street sales up and down the Eastern corridor—from, say, New York, you know, as far as Maryland—to fund Roc-A-Fella Records."
The label released Jay-Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, the next year. What came next? You'll have to tune in to tonight's all-new episode of E!'s True Hollywood Story to find out. "If you're an independent artist, that's good, but if you're Jay-Z, that's not."photosE! 1. True Hollywood Story Covers CrimeAdded the author, "He had that desire, that hunger to do well."
As a result, Jay-Z quickly got to work on his next album, In My Lifetime, Vol. Hard Knock Life.Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty ImagesThe album contained one of the rapper's biggest hits to date, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)," which chronicled the gritty reality of his childhood in Brooklyn and sampled a popular tune from the Broadway musical Annie. Tonight's all-new episode of the E! 2…