Jay Z sold CDs out of his car when no one would give him a record deal.
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10. Jay Z sold CDs out of his car when no one would give him a record deal.
You know what they say; the best way to predict the future is to make it. Well, the best way to get signed it start your own record label! That's exactly was Jay Z did when no one would sign him. He sold CD's out of his car and hooked up with Damon Dash and Kreem Biggs to create 'Roc-A-Fella Records' as an independent label in 1995. Hov released his debut album 'Resonable Doubt' on it, which Rolling Stone now calls one of the 500 best albums of all time.