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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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Beyonce and Jay Z -- We're Movin' to L.A.!

Beyonce and Jay Z
We're Movin' to L.A.!

Beyonce and Jay Z are moving to L.A. and they've already enrolled Blue Ivy in school ... TMZ has learned. We've learned ... Beyonce and Jay Z are currently living in a hotel in Beverly Hills and… READ MORE >

Boxer Deontay Wilder -- Jay Z Ain't For Me ... Not Joining Roc Nation

Boxer Deontay Wilder
Jay Z Ain't For Me Not Joining Roc Nation

Another boxing superstar is taking a pass on Roc Nation Sports ... with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder saying he won't "jump ship" to join Jay Z's crew. As we previously reported, RNS is… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
Roc Nation Boxer -- 'Jay Knows What He's Doing' ... We're Blowin' Up

Roc Nation Boxer
'Jay Knows What He's Doing' ... We're Blowin' Up

Roc Nation Sports boxer Dusty Harrison-Hernandez tells TMZ Sports ... being a part of Jay's company is AWESOME ... not just because it's blowin' up his career, but he also met… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- Just Say No to L.A. (TMZ TV)

Jay Z & Beyonce
Just Say No to L.A. ... For Now (TMZ TV)

Jay Z and Beyoncé are pulling up stakes and heading back to NYC, after getting outbid on the insane mansion they reeeeally wanted to call home. What makes it worse is they kinda got… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Beyonce and Jay Z ... We're Done with L.A. ... For Now

Beyonce and Jay Z
Done with L.A. ... For Now

Jay Z and Beyonce have scratched plans to get a wildly expensive pad in L.A. ... after losing out to an incredibly rich nerd in a ferocious bidding war.TMZ broke the story ... Jay and Bey… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Roc Nation Sports -- Rejected By Three More Boxing Champs

Roc Nation Sports
Rejected By Three More Boxing Champs

Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports is trying to change the game of professional boxing ... courting three of the biggest stars in the sweet science to join RNS' exploding roster, TMZ… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
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 >

- 135 days ago
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 >

- 136 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 >

- 137 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 >

- 138 days ago

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