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Jay Z

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $450 million as of 2011. He has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, while receiving fourteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He was ranked #1 by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Two of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) are considered landmarks in the genre with both of them being ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Blender included the former on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die. Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Nets and is also the creator of the line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most

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Lil Wayne--Sorry, There's No Roc Nation Deal (VIDEO)

Lil Wayne
Sorry, There's No Roc Nation Deal

Lil Wayne made what seemed like a big announcement Saturday night -- that he was partnering up with Jay Z -- but it has nothing to do with Roc Nation, TMZ has… READ MORE >

Jay Z -- White Is the New Black ... at Tidal (TMZ TV)

Jay Z
White Is the New Black at Tidal [TMZ TV]

Jay Z criticized the African American community for not supporting his company -- which is why he's getting backlash for the office photo from Tidal's HQ, where… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- Black Rage Over Whiteout at Tidal Offices

Jay Z & Beyonce
Black Rage Over Whiteout at Tidal

Jay Z's office photo at Tidal is kinda like playing Where's Black Waldo? -- and Jay Z is Waldo. The pic popped up on Beyonce's website this week, and shows Jay and Bey mugging with a few dozen… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Jay Z -- Screw Tidal's Critics ... I'm the Steve Jobs of Music Streaming

Jay Z
Screw Tidal's Critics ... I'm the Steve Jobs of Music Streaming

Jay Z ripped into everyone who's bashing his new business ... as only he can -- by uncorking a blistering freestyle in which he compared himself to the founders of Apple and Nike.  The… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Rick Ross Sued -- You're Not the Boss of Jay Z ... Photo

Rick Ross
You Ain't the Boss of Jay Z Photo

Rick Ross may be tight with Jay Z, but that doesn't mean he can go using pics of Jay wherever he wants ... according to the photographer who says Rick jacked his work -- for about half a… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Jay Z Plays Peacemaker ... Stay Away From Bey! (VIDEO)

Jay Z
Plays Peacemaker ... Stay Away From Bey!

Jay Z took his "peace" t-shirt very literally Monday in Manhattan ... shedding his bodyguard's protection to go all Gandhi and squash some beef that was bubbling up… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Prince -- Rallies Baltimore ... 'It's Gonna Be All Right!' (VIDEO)

Prince
Rallies Baltimore 'It's Gonna Be All Right!'

Prince bestowed words of hope Sunday on the city of Baltimore during his "Rally 4 Peace" show ... imploring the 14,000 fans to help fix the system. People turning out… READ MORE >

- 51 days ago
Solange Knowles -- It's Hard to Fight Jay Z in That Dress (PHOTO)

Solange Knowles
It's Hard to Fight Jay Z in That Dress

It would be tough to punch and kick your brother-in-law when you're wearing ... whatever the hell Solange Knowles wore Monday night to the Met Gala. Hard to believe -- but it's been a year since… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Jay Z -- Can I Go Home Yet?

Jay Z
Can I Go Home Yet?

Nobody was feeling Jay Z's after party in Las Vegas the way he was -- and that's a good thing ... 'cause from the looks of It Jay just wanted to be somewhere else.… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Tina Knowles' New Hubby -- So Tight With Beyonce & Jay Z ... He's Already Plugging 'Em

Tina Knowles' New Hubby
So Tight With Beyonce & Jay Z ... He's Already Plugging 'Em

Tina Knowles' hubby, Richard Lawson, is all about his new stepkids Beyonce and Jay Z -- and to prove his loyalty he put in some work for one of their flailing… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago

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