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, ... read more
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