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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 -- Smokes Every Other Celeb On the Strip for Fight Night  (TMZ TV)

Jay Z
Smokes Every Celeb On the Strip For Fight Night [TMZ TV]

Real bad news for Chris Brown ... Jay Z's hosting a Las Vegas bash the night of Mayweather-Pacquiao -- which means Chris, Nicki Minaj, and every other celeb… READ MORE >

Jay Z and Beyonce -- We Got Hillbilly Swag ... In Hawaii!! (TMZ TV)

Jay Z and Beyonce
Hillbilly Swag ... Hawaiian Style!! [TMZ TV]

They've got enough cheddar to BUY their own island, but Beyonce and Jay Z went low key in Hawaii ... cruising around in the bed of a pickup truck. If they were trying… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Jay Z -- Hosting Mayweather/Pacquiao Party ... $50k for V.I.P. Table

Jay Z
Hosting Mayweather - Pacquiao Party ... $50k for V.I.P. Table

The competition for the hottest Mayweather/Pacquiao post-fight party is over ... cause Jay Z just announced he's getting in the game ... with V.I.P. tables running up to $50k-a-pop. It's all… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Beyonce & Jay Z -- Ride or Die in Bed Of a Pickup Truck! (PHOTO)

Beyonce & Jay Z
Ride or Die ... In Bed of a Pickup!!

Surfboards, pineapples, giant bags of weed ... and Jay Z and Beyonce -- all things you typically find in the back of a pickup truck tooling around Hawaii.    The Carters are on one… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Beyonce -- Lunch Date ... With a Side of Boob

Beyonce
Lunch Date ... With a Side of Boob

Beyonce was bouncing all over L.A. ... because her tatas went commando while house hunting with Jay Z.  Shopping for a new home can be liberating -- and it certainly was for Bey's girls… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- We Can't Find a House, So ... We're L.A. Renters Now

Jay Z & Beyonce
Can't Find a House, So ... We're L.A. Renters Now

Beyonce and Jay Z can't always get what they want -- they've been unable to find the perfect L.A. home to buy ... so, instead they haggled their way into a rental for $150K a month ... and… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Jay Z -- Maybe Baby's All Growed Up ... And Trying to Rap (TMZ TV)

Jay Z
Maybe Baby's All Growed Up And Trying to Rap [TMZ TV]

// A man claiming to be Jay Z's long lost love child is trying to prove it in court -- but says Jigga won't play ball. Rymir Satterthwaite remains determined, even though the case has already been… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Jay Z Sued -- I'm Your Son, Just Admit It ... Says Wannabe Rapper

Jay Z Sued
I'm Your Son, Just Admit It ... Says Wannabe Rapper

Jay Z had a love child 21 years ago and is now blocking the guy's efforts to prove he's the son of the rap mogul ... according to legal docs. The guy's name is Rymir Satterthwaite and he claims… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- We Run This Town ... Insane Crowd Proves It (VIDEO)

Jay Z & Beyonce
We Run This Town! Insane Crowd Proves It

Either Beyonce and Jay Z need to stop going out in public, or NYC needs way more cops for NBA All-Star Weekend -- 'cause they damn near started a riot Thursday night just by stepping out… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Julian Edelman -- Meeting with Roc Nation Sports

Julian Edelman
Meeting with Roc Nation Sports

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's stock is still on the rise after his impressive Super Bowl performance -- in fact, he's now on Jay Z's radar ... TMZ Sports has learned. … READ MORE >

- 102 days ago

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