Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter emerged from the Marcy Housing Projects which is one of the toughest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. To date he has sold over 50 million albums, repeatedly sells out concert arenas, and has lunch with the wealthiest men in the world, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Jay-Z has risen to heights beyond his wildest dreams. However, his success hasn't come without trials and tribulations. This is the rare untold true story of how Shawn Carter maneuvered his way to the top. Along the way he's cheated death, parted ways with some of his closest friends and ended up with one of the most beautiful women in the world.