"The more successful you are, you will ultimately get brought out by larger white-owned companies. And that has historically always been the case. The wealthiest black capitalists in the United States would be Robert and Shelia Johnson [founders of BET], but they don't even own their own company anymore. They got bought out. Even for them, their strategy has resulted in a loss of black ownership. And that is the irony of it." --- Manning Marable, a professor of African-American studies at Columbia University reveals in a article entitled, 'He Shall Overcome: Jay-Z Is $450 M Beyond the Marcy Projects. Where Does He Go From Here?' published yesterday in the Observer.
It seems as if Jay-Z's Bricks (as in cocaine sales), Billboards (his albums and clothing line e.t.c), Grams (Crack sales) and Grammy award winning status will soon become owned by a larger white-owned company as representatives from these companies encourage him to buy into black owned businesses, in return, these representatives are turning the rapper turned Mogul and his wife Beyonce Knowles into the next black capitalists.