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The Mike Jordan of recording.
"JAY-Z has maintained authenticity with hip-hop purists while still achieving incomparable commercial and business success. Many have tried, but no one has come close to knocking him off his throne." More on rockhall.com...
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All archival materials related to JAY-Z can be found here. Listed below are notable collections and items.
Cleveland Scene Photographs
Series I: Artist and Subject Files, contains promotional and concert photographs for primarily national touring acts. A majority of the photographs are promotional, black-and-white 8" x 10" images sent out by the artist's record label.
Larry Magid Collection
Series II: Tour Productions, 1975-2014, contains documents relating to the promotion of various musical and Broadway shows, including contracts and financial papers. Some of the materials in this series are confidential and, therefore, are RESTRICTED. Redacted access copies of the confidential documents are available.
Ron Byrd Collection of Tour Itineraries
The Ron Byrd Collection of Tour Itineraries are for the 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour. The collection contains four itineraries, two for part one of the tour (February and March 1999) and the other two for part two of the tour (April and May 1999). The tour featured Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, and Redman. The collection provides insight into the tour process for Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, and Redman. The collection is arranged chronologically.
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