Books Empire State of Mind How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack O'malley Greenburg Hardcover, 246 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleEmpire State of MindSubtitleHow Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner OfficeAuthorZack O'malley Greenburg Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary An analysis of the business behind the rap artist's hip-hop empire draws on the insights of close friends and associates to cover such topics as his drug-marked youth, musical achievements, and urban-informed business savvy. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Empire State of Mind Adele Hampton/NPR Opinion What We're Reading This Week's Reads: Haunted By Folklore, Missing Girls, The Internet and Jay-Z March 15, 2011 Tea Obreht makes her sparkling debut with the folkloric Tiger's Wife, and another new author, Cara Hoffman, holds her own with the creepy but elegant So Much Pretty. A Jay-Z biography falls short, but Jonathan Coe's humorous novel about Internet loneliness is an acerbic glimpse of modern times.