Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jay-Z Gets The "I’m The White Guy" Treatment in Author Soren Baker's New Book

Jay-Z is the subject of the new book from esteemed author and journalist Soren Baker. I’m The White Guy – The Jay-Z Edition focuses on Baker’s interviews and interaction with Jay-Z, shedding an insightful light on one of rap’s most accomplished artists. During one of the books two interviews with Jay-Z, he says that Baker is “very knowledgeable.”

The book is available for purchase digitally on and An Amazon Print on Demand version and an e-book version for the iTunes store will be available soon. The release of I’m The White Guy – The Jay-Z Edition comes in anticipation of the release of Jay-Z’s collaborative album with Kanye West, The Throne’s Watch The Throne.

Baker first met Jay-Z in 1996 and has interviewed him twice, once in 2000 and once in 2002. I’m The White Guy – The Jay-Z Edition includes Baker’s full interview with Jay-Z from 2000, published in its entirety for the first time. Baker also reflects upon that interview, details his 2002 meeting with Jay-Z in Chicagoand discusses Jay-Z’s evolution from a respected rapper into a visionary business mogul. Baker has been following Jay-Z’s music since 1989 and is one of the few writers to interview the magnate multiple times.

I’m The White Guy – The Jay-Z Edition is the second installment in Baker’s I’m The White Guy book series, which documents the life of white rap journalist Soren Baker. He has had more than 2,200 articles published in such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Source, XXL and He’s also worked on television programs for VH1 and Fuse and his first book, The Music Library: The History of Rap and Hip-Hop, was published in 2006.

The first release in the I’m The White Guy series, I’m The White Guy – The Tech N9ne Edition, details Baker’s extensive work with the Kansas City rapper, whom he met in 2001. In addition to being one of the rapper’s most faithful journalistic champions, Baker wrote and produced Tech N9ne’s first two DVDs, The Tech N9ne Experience and The Psychumentary. I’m The White Guy – The Tech N9ne Edition is available digitally on and and through Amazon’s Print on Demand service.

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