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Dr. Boyce: Jay-Z Isn’t a Bad Role Model for Black Business, But There are Others Too

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Jay-Z is an amazing rapper.  Some think that he’s been in the game for a bit too long, but I don’t agree.  Personally, I think “Jigga” simply reflects the fact that hip-hop itself is aging.  Jazz was once solely the domain of rebellious teenagers, but now you’re sure to hear it playing in every old folk’s home across America.  The same is going to be true for hip-hop.

Jay-Z has said repeatedly that he will stop making music, and I’m sure that one day he will.  However, there is one area in which we need to retire Jay-Z: In his role as the pre-eminent black businessman in America.  It’s not that Jay-Z is a bad role model, it’s just that he’s been exhausted.

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2 Responses to Dr. Boyce: Jay-Z Isn’t a Bad Role Model for Black Business, But There are Others Too

  1. JC

    January 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Jay Z is about making money and I don’t see anything good about what he is doing. How many free concerts has he given our teenagers? How many of them has he offered to put through college, pay their rent for a year, take them shopping, build a recreation building to take them off of the street? It’s the devils work and should not and does not deserve to be glorified!