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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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Dez Bryant
Poppin' Bottles, Flossin' Jewelry At Roc Nation Bash

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was officially welcomed to the Roc Nation Sports family this weekend with a huge party at Jay Z's NYC nightclub ... complete with champagne, hot chicks… READ MORE >

Jay Z Front and Center at Solange's Wedding White Party

Jay Z
Front and Center At Solange's Wedding White Party

Jay Z showed up to Solange's wedding Sunday in New Orleans breaking a cardinal rule ... but in this case there's an exception.Hova and Beyonce arrived hours before the… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Beyonce -- Mind the Gap (PHOTO)

Beyonce
Mind the Gap [Photo]

Beyonce tucked her ample frame into a tight one-piece bathing suit emblazoned with one of Jay-Z's most famous lyrics -- perfectly modified for her -- and then posted a photo for all to… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Dez Bryant -- Pays Homage To Jay Z ... Throws Up The Roc

Dez Bryant
Pays Homage To Jay Z Throws Up The Roc

Think Dez Bryant's pumped about hiring Jay Z??Just two days after inking a deal with the Roc Nation Sports agency, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver finally announced it to the world by throwing… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Jay Z, Kanye West Sued by Street Peddler ... You Stole My Song Outside Your Hotel!

Jay Z, Kanye Sued
You Stole My Song Outside Your Hotel

Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean shamelessly stole a song from a guy who was peddling his CDs outside their hotel ... so the street peddler claims in a new, somewhat bizarre federal lawsuit.Joel… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Beyonce -- Take A Look At My Doppelhangers!

Beyonce
Take A Look At My Doppelhängers!

Sorry, Internet ... that's not Beyonce topless at the beach -- no matter how much you want it to be.Photos started circulating Tuesday morning ... showing a woman who looks a lot like Bey… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- Artfully Dodge Crowds in Paris

Jay Z and Beyonce
Artfully Dodge Crowds in Paris

Jay Z and Beyonce love fine art ... they just hate the huge crowds that usually come along with it -- which is why they rented out the entire Louvre museum for themselves and Blue Ivy. Sure,… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Beyonce & Jay Z -- Louvre Us Alone! (PHOTO)

Beyonce & Jay Z
Louvre Us Alone!

Beyonce, Jay Z and baby Blue Ivy hit up the Louvre in Paris and they managed to score the most private tour of the museum ever. The power couple posed for a photo in front of the Mona Lisa --… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Jay Z -- Shames French Guy Over Name Game

Jay Z
Shames French Guy Over Name Game

Some guy in Paris dared to ask Jay Z ... who are you -- and H to the Izzo got P to the Issed off outside the Louvre. But we can't figure out why. There are several "Jigga what" theories… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Jay Z -- Jigga What, Jigga Who Are You? (VIDEO)

Jay Z
Jigga What, Jigga Who Are You?

Jay Z got pissed off at a Frenchie who dared to ask, "Who is He?"Jay fired back -- seemingly angrily -- "Who are you?"Big debate in our newsroom ... some people think Jay -- who was taking a… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago

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