The other day, while fooling around on Twitter, I clicked on a link on J. Dakar’s Twitter which lead to a post on Corporate Takeover: The Mouthpiece for Hustlers. The name of the post is The Corporate Takeover of Jay-Z. The post talks about how Jay started off with Dame and Biggs with Rocafella and then how he went on to start and acquire other businesses (Rocawear, J Hotels, etc.).
The article also goes on to explain that Jay may be unable to communicate with younger generations because of his age and because of the subject matter of his more recent records.
In this day and age, with the way music is, do you think that for an artist to have a stab at longevity, they have to have many other job titles behind their name in addition to Musician?
Hova said it best: “I’m not a business man, I’m a business, man.”
Random Thought of the Moment: “30’s the new 20 nigga…”
The Song of the Moment: “30 Something” by Jay-Z
The answer is of course artists can do as much as they want and still have careers.
Think of how many things Kylie Minogue, Madonna and P Diddy have going on.
Dolly Parton owns a theme park.