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Jay-Z to Leave Music for Movie Industry

April 23, 2008 (8:10 am) GMT
Jay-Z has stated that he will do a good job in movie industry and therefore will do it after his music is done.
Jay-Z

can't get enough of new ventures. Just like his wife, , the rapper who has owned several albums, boutique hotels, clubs and apparel lines, is considering a foray into the movie world after his recording contract is off.

"I want to get into the movie business," the Hip-Hop icon said. "I love films and that's why I feel I would do a good job. My recording contract runs out after two more albums. Who knows what I will do after that."

Jay made a small cameo in a 2002 action movie "Paper Soldiers" starring Beanie Sigel. His songs have also been used in numerous soundtracks to films such as "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and "".

In September last year he suddenly came up with a concept album called "" after watching the movie of the same name. He parted ways with Def Jam soon after that but has signed with Live Nation in a deal that will finance his tour, new music label, management, publishing and merchandising for the next decade.

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