Until then, cocaine was considered a drug too expensive for regular consumption and was all but non-existent in the lower-income areas of Compton and South Central Los Angeles.Fabiana Escobar was married to one of the most powerful drug lords in Rio de Janeiro.
contributing editor Lisa Robinson in the November issue that although his wife, Beyoncé, says that their 18-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy, prefers Jay’s music to hers, he’s not so sure. She does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . You could smell it in the hallways, that putrid smell; I can’t explain it, but it’s still in my mind when I think about it.”Jay tells Robinson he sold crack but never used it, and when asked if he ever felt guilty about contributing to what was becoming an epidemic, he says, “Not until later, when I realized the effects on the community. I was thinking about buying clothes.”Jay says that when he and Beyoncé were both featured on the cover of *Vanity Fair’*s 2001 Music Issue “we were just beginning to try to date each other.” Try?
But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. I started looking at the community on the whole, but in the beginning, no.
It was like, Oh, wow, man, this whole thing about land of the free, home of the . But growing up, if you had ever told a black person from the hood you can be president, they’d be like, I could never . You look out in the puddles on the curbs—crack vials are littered in the side of the curbs. But when you think about it, we’re still human beings. It wasn’t for us to do anything; as you see, we haven’t done anything.”Jay knows to the penny how much money he has, he tells Robinson, but won’t divulge the amount; when told that estimated his net worth at around $500 million, he dismisses it as a “guesstimate” and says he’s not motivated by money.
If no one bought the [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. She just wants to hear it.”Jay tells Robinson that Barack Obama’s 2008 election “actually renewed my spirit for America. it’s, like, real—it’s going to happen, everyone’s getting to participate in it. If you had told me that as a kid, I’d be like, Are you out of your mind? ”Jay tells Robinson that his mother knew he was dealing drugs as a teenager, “but we never really had those conversations. You go in the hallway; [there are] crackheads in the hallway. But she’s a charming Southern girl, you know, she’s not impressed. I mean, we’ve got a really charmed life, so how can we complain? I’m like, We come from you guys, we represent you guys. “People wanted to make products based on our child’s name,” he says, “and you don’t want anybody trying to benefit off your baby’s name. “I know I said I wouldn’t be doing it when I was 30,” he tells Robinson, “so that’s how I know I love it.
By 1979, he was out of school and looking for a new source of income.
A friend approached Ross with some cocaine he had scored at college and suggested Ross sell it.Together they helped run the cocaine trade in the city's largest favela.But her husband was thrown in jail, and police retook control of the slum.But I was allergic to the chemicals they used and I had to quit it,” Mathenjwa said.'I had to do it' Then his life of selling drugs began. I knew one day I might land up in jail or be killed.I knew it was dangerous but I had to do it for my two sons and my sister.Wichtigster brasilianischer Journalistenpreis "Premio Embratel" in der Kategorie "Auslandskorrespondenten" im Jahr 2005.