My Hero Who Is A Hero

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Everyone in the world needs a hero, someone who they can look up to. Heroes can inspire people, make them feel secure or comfort them. My hero is Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z; he inspires me in multiple ways which is why I chose him as my hero. His life story, confidence, passionate music, and talent all inspire me.
When we think of the ghetto, we think of a place that does not exist, made up because we never experience it. We are aware that it is very dangerous, but we never see it with our own two eyes. In Shawn's eyes, this was everyday life for him, to see a lot of violence and illegal actions. Shawn was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 4th, 1969 in the Marcy House projects. The Marcy House projects were government funded
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He did not have any connections, and he started off alone with his own business. Later as he became more famous, he was signed by other big companies and his soon to be career began.
Modernly, Shawn is donating an abundant amount of money to charity; he also has his own charity called the Shawn Carter Scholarship fund, which donates to the Marcy projects in New York. Shawn is my hero because he overcame adversity, became successful, and uses his wealth to donate to good causes. This inspires me to believe in the quote, "anything is possible" as I think of Shawn's life timeline.
Jay-Z has influenced the lives of many people including myself. Music is a very big part of my daily life, as I cannot go through one day without listening to any song. I was born and raised on music. Music is a process that cleanses my soul, and whenever I listen, I think about the deeper meaning of life. It may be awkward to think that Rap music can accomplish that, but for me it can. I listen to Jay-Z the most, as it is good music, but also because he has meaningful lyrics behind his songs. For example in the song Young Forever he says, "Fear not when, fear not why, fear not much while we're alive, life is for living not living up tight, see ya somewhere in the sky, fear not die, be alive for a million years, bye bye." I translate that line into, live life by the moment, enjoy every second, and do not worry about the future. Lyrics like
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