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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 -- Inks Todd Gurley To Roc Nation Sports

Jay Z
Inks Todd Gurley To Roc Nation Sports

The takeover continues for Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports ...  with Hova inking embattled Georgia running back and projected 1st round pick Todd Gurley to the agency earlier Monday.Of course,… READ MORE >

Boxer Adrien Broner -- Apologizes to Jay Z & Rihanna ... 'I Can Admit When I'm Wrong'

Boxer Adrien Broner
Apologizes to Jay Z & Rihanna 'I Can Admit When I'm Wrong'

Boxing superstar Adrien Broner says he deeply regrets dissing Jay Z and Rihanna -- and has just issued an apology asking for their forgiveness. As we previously reported, Broner BLASTED Jay… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
50 Cent -- Broner Shouldn't Have Ripped Jay Z ... Take the Money!

50 Cent
Broner Shouldn't Have Ripped Jay Z ... Take the Money!

50 Cent tells TMZ Sports ... boxing champ Adrian Broner MESSED UP by taking shots at Jay Z and Rihanna -- and says he should've just taken the $40 million offer from Roc Nation Sports instead.… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
Boxing Champ Adrien Broner -- Rejects Roc Nation ... F Jay Z & Rihanna

Boxing Champ Adrien Broner
Rejects Roc Nation F JAY Z & Rihanna

Three-time world boxing champ Adrien Broner fiercely attacked Jay Z for what he says is a highly insulting offer to join Roc Nation Sports. Adrien just appeared on "TMZ Hollywood Sports"… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Jay Z -- I'm In the Fightin' Business ... Signs Top Boxer to Roc Nation

Jay Z
I'm In the Fightin' Business Signs Top Boxer to Roc Nation

Baseball? Check. Football? Check. Basketball? Check ... and now Jay Z can add boxing to the list of sports in his Roc Nation sports empire -- inking super middleweight champ Andre… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- We Can Be Tourists ... Just Like You!

Jay Z and Beyonce
We Can Be Tourists ... Just Like You!

Jay Z and Beyonce can be just as embarrassing as your parents ... well, at least on vacation -- because Saturday in Cambodia they had no problem geeking out during a sightseeing tour.Hova and… READ MORE >

- 112 days ago
Jay Z -- Witnessed INSANE Thai Fight K.O. .... ELBOW TO THE FACE!

Jay Z
Witnessed INSANE Thai Fight K.O. Elbow to the Face!!

Well, now we understand why Jay Z just HAD to take a pic with a fighter after a Muay Thai match this week ... the dude nearly decapitated a grown man with a ferocious spinning back elbow!!!As we… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- Date Night Turns Into Fight Night

Jay Z & Beyonce
Date Night Turns Into Fight Night

Jay Z and Beyonce spent part of their Thailand vacation sitting ringside at a tournament for Muay Thai -- which is kinda like American kickboxing.Just with more white people watching.  READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- Couples Fight Night ... At Muay Thai Boxing Match

Jay Z & Beyonce
Couples Fight Night At Muay Thai Boxing Match

In what seems like a scouting trip for a possible Solange Knowles career change, Jay Z and Beyonce took in a Muay Thai fight during their vacation in Thailand. It all went down at Patong… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
It Pays to Be a Nerd -- Gamer Beats Out Beyonce, Jay Z for Epic L.A. House

Beyonce, Jay Z
Lose Bidding War for Epic L.A. House

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 >

- 129 days ago

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