The story of Jay Z has gone from being one of hip-hop’s best narratives to one that captivates anyone with an interest in what making it in America is all about. The idea of a kid from the projects who’s grown into one of music’s best products and sports one of pop culture’s savviest brands is fascinating no matter how you look at it—even if you can’t land an interview with the man himself.

The unauthorized documentary A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z, which is being produced by Moguldom Films, takes on the challenge of understanding Hov through interviews with industry insiders, journalists and friends of his. With commentary from figures like Mister Cee, Jaz-O and Bobbito Garcia, the documentary examines what makes Jay Z so unique.

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Drew Pierce

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