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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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Jay Z -- Brings ANOTHER Fan On Stage ... For Rap Redemption

Jay Z
Brings Another Fan On Stage ... For Rap Redemption

Jay Z may be the next Ed McMahon ... 'cause his search for new rap stars continued last night in Chicago during a concert -- and this time he chose a girl looking for a second chance.HOVA brought… READ MORE >

Beyonce & Jay Z -- We Rented A Jungle For Blue Ivy's B-day

Beyonce & Jay Z
We Rented A Jungle For Blue Ivy's Birthday

Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated Blue Ivy's 2nd birthday in spectacular fashion ...  closing down an entire theme park -- for a celebration that the kid will never remember.Blue Ivy spent the day… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Tyga -- Drops $2.2 Mil On Topless Model

Tyga
Drops $2.2 Mil On Topless Model

Tyga just bought a sweet ride as a birthday present to himself  ... it's got four doors and four wheels -- hey, just like a Toyota Camry -- but Tyga's whip cost around $2.2 million.Sources… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
12-Year-Old Rapper's Jay Z Performance -- NOT A SET-UP

Jay Z
12-Year-Old Rapper's Performance NOT A SET-UP

Jay Z did NOT pull a fast one on his audience in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday night ... when he brought a 12-year-old boy up on stage who stole the show -- it was all spontaneous.We spoke with Angela,… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Jay Z -- Meet My Replacement -- He's Only 12!!

Jay Z
Meet My Replacement He's Only 12!!

Jay Z just gave a 12-year-old kid the chance of a lifetime ... and the kid delivered.Jay discovered the pint-sized rapper sitting in the crowd at his "Magna Carter World Tour" concert Sunday in… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Beyonce and Jay Z -- Drunk in Love With TONS of Booze

Beyonce and Jay Z
Drunk in Love With TONS of Booze

They been drinking, they been drinking ... so Jay Z and Beyonce bought drinks for their entire V.I.P. section last night in Atlanta ... and their bill totaled your annual… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Jay Z -- Vegan in Vegas

Jay Z
Vegan in Vegas

Jay Z continued his 22-day quest to eat an entirely vegan diet yesterday in Vegas ... and then partied his face off while paying tribute to Beyonce's new surprise album.Sources at Hakkasan… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Beyonce Surprise --While You Were Sleeping ... I Just Dropped A New Album!

Beyonce Surprise
While You Were Sleeping ... I Dropped A New Album!

Beyonce just pulled off a HUMONGOUS feat ...  surprising fans by dropping an entire album in the middle of the night on iTunes ... and doing it in almost total secrecy.Not just a single song,… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Jay Z & Robinson Cano -- We Run This Town ... Cano Signs $240 Mil Mariners Contract

Jay Z & Robinson Cano
We Run This Town Now Cano Signs $240 Mil Mariners Deal

The Roc was definitely in the building today when Robinson Cano signed his $240 MILLION contract -- Jay Z stood over his shoulder to make sure every last "i" was dotted on the deal that… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
Jay Z -- Nelson Mandela Shout Out: If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down

Jay Z
Nelson Mandela Shout Out: If Y'all Got a Dream, Chase That Muthaf***er Down

Jay Z performed a show-stopping tribute to Nelson Mandela in L.A. -- and if it sounds familiar ... that's because he laid down the same exact tribute to Trayvon Martin months ago.During the intro… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago

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