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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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A 35-year-old Swedish video game programmer just got the prized house that Jay Z and Beyonce also wanted ... TMZ has learned.Our real estate sources tell us ... Markus Persson plunked down $70… READ MORE >

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Beyonce, Jay Z Sued
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- 10 days ago
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- 13 days ago
William, Kate, Beyonce, Jay Z ... Royalty, Meet Royalty

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Royalty ... Meet Royalty

// THIS is a sight to behold ... in the middle of the Cavaliers/Nets game Monday night ... British security swarmed the hardwood as Prince William and Kate Middleton held court ... for Beyonce and… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Jay-Z, Kevin Garnett & LeBron -- 'I Can't Breathe Protest ... Before NBA Game

Jay-Z, LeBron & KG
'I Cant Breathe' Protest Before NBA Game

Jay-Z, LeBron James and Kevin Garnett have followed Derrick Rose's lead ... participating in an "I Can't Breathe" protest on the court before Monday night's Cavs vs. Nets game.KG -- along… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- All They Want for Christmas ... Is This SICK Bev Hills Mansion

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All They Want for Xmas ... Is This Sick Bev Hills Mansion!!

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- 20 days ago
Jay Z -- Dallas State of Mind ... To Support Dez Bryant

Jay Z
Dallas State of Mind ... To Support Dez Bryant

Roc Boys were in the building last night ... when Jay Z hit up MetLife Stadium to watch his newest client, Dez Bryant, tear up the NY Giants ... and even made time to shmooze with Jerry… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Solange Knowles -- Wedding Day Hives Make for a Bumpy Night

Solange Knowles
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- 38 days ago
Solange -- I'm Under Attack ... By My Face! (PHOTO)

Solange
I'm Under Attack ... By My Face!!!!!

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- 39 days ago

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