Made in America: Jay Z and the Trouble with the American Dream.

Mayer, Ellen S.

Abstract: Since the crossover success of Blueprint 3 established Jay Z as a global pop star, the drug dealer turned mogul has come to embody the American Dream, continuing a tradition of rags-to-riches storytelling which has always enthralled American audiences. As a Black man the rapper exemplifies not just the possibility of class mobility but also racial advancement. His individual success, how... read more

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Undergraduate Honors Theses
Rap musicians--United States--Biography.
Social mobility--United States.
Social classes--United States.
Celebrities--United States.
American Dream.
Jay-Z, 1969-
Tufts University. American Studies Program.
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