Where’s My Damn Black Book?

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Remember when The Black Album was about to drop and Jay was on this crazy marketing spree with the Black S.Dots, the Black Phone, and The Fade to Black Movie? Well the most interesting of all these promotional vehicles never did materialize: The Black Book.

The book was being penned by veteran hip hop journalist dream hampton and was to tell Jay’s life story from his childhood in Marcy to his meteoric rise to the top of entertainment industry as the self proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive". Well, just the other day I was thinking, what the hell ever happened to that damn book? Well, a piece in today’s NY Daily News about the Rolling Stone interview answers that question, although I can’t say I’m happy with the reason:

…But the man who grew up as Sean Carter is still keeping people at a distance. After spending two years working with writer Dream Hampton on his memoir, "The Black Book," Jay doesn’t want the public to read it. In fact, he can’t bring himself to read it.

"I know that people really want to know about me," he says, "and I thought I was OK with it, but as it got closer and closer, I said, ‘What am I doing?’"

Hampton, we hear, is far from pleased with her subject’s sudden shyness. Particularly when he’s so eager to cash in on his fame by offering his image to any corporation through his Jay-Z Blue licensing company.

Come on Jay, you’ve been living in the public light for damn near 10 years now, so you might as well break down and tell the damn story. I’d much rather read your book than "From Pieces to Hate Weight" or whatever that Fitty pamphlet was called.  What’s funny though is that despite all of this, the book is available on Amazon for pre-order. The article also talks about Jay’s issues with his pops and women and all that Oprah type of shit.

Sidenote: So that ‘s what the hell he meant when he said "My favorite hue, is Jay-Z Blue". Everybody was like ‘that lines hot’, but when you asked them what he was talking about they were like ‘Fuck if I know, but it sounded hot’.


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15 Responses to “Where’s My Damn Black Book?”

  1. CASH CHECK OR CREDIT Says:

    “cash check or credit my first middle and last name/
    i’m here to collect some of that rocafella money so i can dash like dame/
    you can tell from the name why i came/
    i’m here for the win win then off to the third lane/
    i’m in a hurry to o’hare airport i got to catch a plane/”-quotes from the album “CASH CHECK OR CREDIT

  2. T Nelson Says:

    if i were a famous person i know i wouldnt write an autobiography especially while im still in the public its bad enough some fans feel like they own you but for them to know ur entire life can be worse

  3. fufufu03 Says:

    thank you for reminding…

  4. triple minority Says:

    he’ll release it. jay is definitely a business-minded individual. just wait, once this story gets around the community, it’ll drop.

  5. e dubbs Says:

    I rather have him not drop it than drop a book and keep out most of the stuff he wanted to keep to himself or fabricate stories.

  6. A to the L Says:

    He’ll drop it after his next ‘final’ retirement – build a nest egg and all that…

  7. devious Says:

    Fuck Gay-z God Son written across the belly just buggin with you Jay-z idolizers J is dope just wanted to fuck ya’ll up with the fuck Jay-z that shit brought chills to sone of ya’ll riders I bet one love.

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    yo nas go to without walls dog it’s hot.just like antman come sunday or next sunday holla.

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