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Jay-Z Reflects on Early Academic Triumphs and Influential Teacher in CBS Teaser Clip

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With the much-anticipated CBS interview with Jay-Z and Gayle King on the horizon, a newly released teaser clip provides a sneak peek into the rapper’s early years. The clip highlights Jay-Z’s pride in achieving a 12th-grade reading level in the sixth grade, with a special acknowledgment to his sixth-grade teacher, Miss Loudon.

In the teaser, Jay-Z fondly recalls the pivotal role Miss Loudon played in shaping his passion for academic achievement. He reminisces, “Miss Loudon was my sixth-grade teacher. In the sixth grade, I was readin’ on a 12th-grade level.” The rapper expresses the excitement he felt about this accomplishment and the positive reactions from those around him. He compares the excitement to the joy of riding his bike at the age of 4.

This revelation offers a glimpse into Jay-Z’s early education and the profound influence of a teacher who recognized and nurtured his academic potential. The full interview, titled “Jay-Z and Gayle King: Brooklyn’s Own,” is now available on CBS. It explores Jay-Z’s three-decade career and showcases his Book of HOV exhibit.

Jay-Z’s recollection emphasizes the significance of dedicated educators who play a crucial role in shaping the lives and futures of their students. Miss Loudon’s enthusiasm and encouragement clearly left a lasting impact on Jay-Z, contributing to his sense of achievement and laying the foundation for his future successes. The interview promises to delve deeper into Jay-Z’s experiences, providing viewers with a more intimate understanding of the man behind the iconic music and entrepreneurial success. Share your thoughts on the full interview!

 

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