“Jay Z’s Legacy Will Be A NI**A In Paris”– First Look At “A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story Of Jay Z”

March 21, 2014  |  

A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and VHX now!

Though rapper Jay Z may be a man of many words on the mic, the Brooklyn Native is most definitely one to let his money talk for him when it comes to his legacy. Over the course of 20 some years we’ve seen Sean Carter go from selling on the corner to having a number of corner offices, but just how this genius managed to leave the hood has mostly been shrouded in mystery. Sure we can add up the business deals, the album sales, the lyrics, and the tour earnings to create a pretty good picture, but if you want to know the real story behind the man we know as Jay Z, you’re going to have to do some digging.

That’s precisely what Moguldom Films did for their debut documentary on the rap mogul, A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z. Featuring commentary from veterans in the hip-hop industry like Editor-in-Chief of The Source Kim Osorio and Hip-Hop Wired’s Deputy Editor Alvin Blanco, as well as harsh critics like Dr. Boyce Watkins, the documentary

“[U]ncovers the price Mr. Carter paid for his success through recent controversies including the racial debate of the Barneys deal, feud with Harry Belafonte and clashes with community activists over the construction of the Barclay Center. The film also explores rumors of association with the Illuminati, a highly publicized separation from the Roc-A-Fella crew, his estranged relationship with rapping mentor Jaz-O and break up with business partner Damon Dash.”

Divulging “the savvy and cunning business acumen of a mogul who decided that being at the top of the charts wasn’t enough” is the focus of the 60-minute unauthorized story which finally paints the full picture of who exactly Mr. Carter is and the documentary is officially available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and VHX now.

Check out the trailer for A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z below and purchase the new documentary here. What do you think?


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