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"Fascinating, well-done biography of one of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs of our era."
"Greenburg has become one of the rare reporters to bring dignified coverage of the hip-hop business into the mainstream. Empire State of Mind is a pure product of Greenburg’s care and insight, an exploration of hip-hop’s most enigmatic mogul."
—Dan Charnas, author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop
"Greenburg follows the money and key pieces of the Jay Z puzzle in this insightful,savvy read. This book is like a GPS leading us through the modern urban realityof how Jay Z’s empire was built."
—Fab 5 Freddy, artist, hip-hop pioneer, and former host of Yo! MTV Raps
"A superb guide for your career, even if you are looking to be an investment banker or grocery store manager instead of a hip-hop legend."
Zack O’Malley Greenburg is a seniorr editor at Forbes, where he has covered finance and music since 2005. He has profiled the likes of Akon, 50 Cent, and Afrika Bambaataa, and his stories have taken him from the casinos of Macau to the diamond mines of Sierra Leone. He has also written for The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Dan’s Papers. He lives in New York City.
Well researched, concise, and clearly written, but lacks a certain pop. Provides an excellent chronology of Jay-Z's life and successes but fails to offer any particularly... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Alex Bush
While tracing Jay Z's roots, I was able to discover his former turf in the Bronx. most of his friends were there and most of them are,of course, african americans. Read morePublished 17 days ago by wallace flynn
Excellent book, written very well and kept me entertained the entire time.Published 1 month ago by Joshua Mallen
Great Book! If you love Jay-Z or just business in general I recommend this book!Published 1 month ago by Mike Kijanski
Always good & inspiring to read the beginning & hard work of moguls.Published 3 months ago by Miss Curonda
I enjoyed this book very much. I'm a huge Jay Z fan and I enjoyed learning more about his business acumen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nic Mc