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Michael Eric Dyson Explores Jay Z’s Cultural Impact In Upcoming Book, “Made In America”

missindependent1985 | July 11, 2019

Brooklyn legend and Hip Hop royalty, Jay Z, has had quite the career and after decades of success, the mogul continues to elevate himself. It’s no secret that his growth has created quite the impact on youth and fans, encouraging others to follow his similar path to success. That cultural impact is slated to be the focus of Michael Eric Dyson’s upcoming book “Made In America”, featuring a forward by Pharrell Williams.

“I thought this was the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today,” Dyson said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “In many ways, this is JAY-Z’s America as much as it’s Obama’s America, or Trump’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America, or Nancy Pelosi’s America, or Maxine Waters’ America.”

Jay Z is already to the subject of a course at Georgetown, the same school that Dyson is a professor at. It’s believed that Jigga’s wealth growth provides a great example for others to follow, helping the entire culture to elevate. “This book is the fruit of a decade of teaching about one of the greatest poets this nation has produced,” Dyson said. “JAY-Z is not only a remarkable recording artist and ingenious businessman, but he is one of our most gifted wordsmiths whose language drips with all the poetic tricks and skills you’ll find in Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long.”

 

Written by missindependent1985

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