JAY-Z has a career most artists wish to emulate. The rapper rose from his drug-dealing past to the top of the rap game and through various business endeavors, transformed himself into a powerhouse mogul. In an inspiring new poem and accompanying visual released on Wednesday (Aug. 30), Hov reflects on his rise to the top and encourages those in pursuit of their own dreams that success is attainable as long as they continue to "Dream On."
JAY-Z and Budweiser teamed up to create "Dream On" as Hov prepares for his upcoming Budweiser-sponsored Made In America Festival.
In the gloomy visual for "Dream On", JAY-Z journeys back to Brooklyn to visit his old Marcy Project building and heads inside apartment 5C. As the door opens to reveal the run-down apartment with stripped ceilings and old appliances, he begins his emotional poem. "I’m from where dreaming ain't allowed/ Especially when you're dreaming aloud," he says. "Enough to dream your self-esteem into clouds."