Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay-Z (sometimes stylized as Jay Z, or JAY Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2012, Forbes estimated Carter's net worth at nearly $500 million.  He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records, while receiving 17 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations.  Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all time, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006.
Tupac Shakur: Legendary Hip-Hop Artist Introduction I. Tupac Amaru Shakur: legendary rapper? A. Attention Getter If you grew up in the fabulous era of the 90s it meant you were alive to witness one of the greatest rappers of all times who goes by the name of Tupac Shakur. Tupac Shakur’s dedication to his career gave him the title of one of the most influential rappers in the hip-hop industry. B.
Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid baseball player and plays on the most popular team, the New York Yankees. In December 2007, he signed a contract worth $275 million for 10 years. People follow his every move and tend to copy whatever he is doing because it is the “hip” thing to do. Alex signed an endorsement deal with “Vita Coco” and advertised the company. In this report, Darren Rovell stated, “The Company sent a picture to the press of Rodriguez holding the product, which did $40 million in business in 2010, with the goal of hitting $100 million in sales this year (Rovell).” Just a picture of Alex Rodriguez drinking the product helped the company gain a lot of profit.
Michael Jackson: A Star Among Stars Michael Jackson is the biggest pop star of the 80s, and is one of the most popular musi-cians of all time. Jackson stood out from the crowd with his unique voice, eye-popping dance moves, dominant stage presence and musical versatility. Michael Jackson had 12 number 1 rec-ords, 51 million copies sold of Thriller, 80 million copies of the others and 13 Grammy Awards but beneath all the numbers there was a man whose achievements were far greater. His success in the ‘80s opened up white America to black music. Without Jackson there is no Prince, no Chris Brown and no Usher.
Miles Henderson Engl. 226-001 Professor A. Jones 2/5/2015 Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. Throughout many fields, Will Smith has proven to be the greatest entertainer. Will Smith started his career on top of the rap industry. Will Smith was a rapper by the name of The Fresh Prince alongside, childhood friend, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ready Rock C. However, the Will Smith that is seen today is not the one of 1988.
For my research paper I chose to focus on Lil Wayne. I admire him because he is hard working and he has gone through a lot to achieve his American dream and he never gave up on it. Lil Wayne's American dream was to have a better life for himself and move his family out of the ghetto. He had been trying to do that since he was young and then he finally got discovered at the age of 13 by Birdman who was a well-known local producer. He took Lil Wayne to the top and even though he had to drop out of high school it was wroth it because he is now worth over 24 Million dollars.
He was the most courageous and dedicated leader during the civil rights struggle, and his leadership impacted millions. King spoke for African-American and helped to conquer discrimination based on race and skin color. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech will be remembered by Americans for many generations, and overall, he impacted the nation in more ways than words can describe. His courage to fight for what he believed in is one of the many reasons why the United States government created a national holiday in his honor. That there is an entire day dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. proves that he was the best leader in United States history (Ling,
Run DMC was the first hip hop act to successfully make headway in the mainstream market. Their manager, Russell Simmons, was a visionary when it came to marketing a hard nosed, gritty sound to the masses. Run DMC's sound was a very influential rap group within the genre itself. Before Run DMC, most of the releases by hip hop artists were based on 1 or 2 singles combined with a bunch of filler. When Run DMC came along, they were the first to create a full album.
Quayshawn Nealy Date: 10/30/12 Critical Paper Pub The model the way theory as described by the Kouzes and Posner’s five practices of Exemplary Leadership is a perfect example of how Ray Lewis uses his celebrity in a positive way to inspire and help others. Ray Lewis has been an intimidating force to be reckoned with in the National Football League since he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 (www.historyking.com). Lewis has been deemed as one of the best and most dominant linebackers of all time (www.historyking.com), and his records throughout the years justify the previous statement. “Athletes have a unique and powerful position to influence people,” said Mori Taheripour, a senior advisor for sports development, during a panel on Sports & Social Impact at the 2011 Ivy Sports Symposium at Wharton in November (kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu). With the increasing number of fans that tune in to watch NFL games every week, it is no surprise that athletes like Lewis are looked to in a special way by those that admire them, and the fact that most Lewis and other friends in the league choose to do positive things with their fame means a lot to those they help.
The series was an immediate success, debuting near the top of the ratings and staying there for most of its long run. The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for at least five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol. The Cosby Show also opened doors for black culture because it was about an upper-middle class black family and not about a poor black family like much of black television was about. Cosby’s impact on the world was a great one. Many comedians today cite Bill Cosby as their personal heroes and ultimately the reason they pursued comedy.