Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of hip hop’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about Jay Zs come up, from his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York alongside several rappers that would also see global success, to the creation of the Blueprint, and the several albums he released that were supposed to be his last.

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Behind The Hip-Hop: Jay Z [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]  was originally published on edlovershow.com

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