10 Business Moves That Pushed Hip Hop Culture

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4. Jay Z Acquires Stake in Translation, LLC (2008; Estimated Value: Unknown)

This may be the first time a hip hop artist bought a share of an ad agency, and promptly took it to another level. Jay Z already had a hefty number of appearances in various ads, but to be an owner in an agency means that a product of the culture is ready to control its public image and be able to determine how it is presented to sell these consumer goods. 

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