Jay-Z is more than a successful hip-hop artist. He is a businessman. He's sold over 33 million albums, is part owner of the New Jersey Nets, and is a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. Growing up in the projects in Brooklyn, Jay-Z overcame family hardship and adversity to become one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time.
Incarcerated in Riker's Island and then in prisons upstate, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and eventually his spirit. But in the midst of his horrific imprisonment he discovers new strength to keep himself together and survive. Corey meets a few kind souls who mean him well, including a teacher who encourages him to get out of prison and make something of himself. The teacher also advises Corey to "never go home again." Though the homesick Corey does not immediately understand, he ultimately realizes the wisdom of his mentor's words.
Unflinching and riveting, this story is the firsthand account of the brutal, unforgiving inner-city streets and prison life, as well as a difficult lesson in accepting responsibility and moving on.