Jay-Z takes listeners back to his childhood and gives insight on how his mother and family raised him in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn. His mother became the leader of his household once his father left the family when he was 12.
A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.