Jay-Z Makes TIME’s ‘Influential’ List, NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg Co-signs
Bloomberg’s mayoral perspective shines through in the piece, which starts off saying, “Jay-Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York.”
He goes on to explain how the rapper’s NYC-bred spirit has helped him overcome hardships and find successes his career.
“A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition.”
Jigga’s achievements have certainly kept him busy in his career, with a company, partnership, management deal or other business ventures in many industries.
“When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes,” writes Bloomberg.
Check out who else made the list at Radio.com.