06/18/2013 10:53 am ET

Jay-Z's Android Deal Shows How Race Colors Smartphone Market


Love him or loathe him, you can’t knock Jay-Z’s hustle.

The rapper turned mogul has stepped up his business game considerably over the past several years, first by owning (and then selling) his stake in his hometown Brooklyn Nets, then starting his own sports agency, and finally this week announcing a new deal with Android that could permanently alter the mobile music market.

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