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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 & Solange -- Elevator Fight Was Both Our Faults ... 'Families Have Problems'

Jay Z & Solange
Elevator Fight Was Both Our Faults 'Families Have Problems'

Jay Z and Solange are finally addressing the infamous elevator fight video ... saying BOTH sides are to blame for the violence that unfolded. Jay Z, Solange, and Beyonce released the joint… READ MORE >

Solange -- Beyonce Makes a Comeback on Her Instagram Page

Solange
Beyonce Makes a Comeback on Her Instagram Page

Days after purging all Beyonce photos from her Instagram page (except for one), Solange posted a childhood photo of the two as part of Throwback Thursday.Beyonce started the Instagram… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Kanye West to Jay Z:  Hurry Up with My Prenup!

Kanye to Jay Z
Hurry Up with My Prenup!

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian can't get married just yet ... and the reason is all about Jay Z.Sources connected with the soon-to-be husband and wife tell TMZ ... they won't get married until the… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Jay Z and Solange -- Jewelry Shopping TOGETHER

Jay Z and Solange
Jewelry Shopping TOGETHER

7:10 AM PT -- Solange's rep says she wasn't in NYC. However, we were told by Mr. Flawless himself that he personally waited on Jay Z and Solange ... and was specific as to how long they were… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Beyonce -- Team Solange

Beyonce
Team Solange

If a picture says a thousand words, what do four pictures say?In the first "response" of any kind since the blowout fight between Solange and Jay Z, Beyonce posted four photos of her with her… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Jay Z -- LAPD Kills Extortion Investigation Over $20 Million Master Recordings

Jay Z
LAPD Kills Extortion Investigation Over $20 Mil Masters

Solange isn't the only person Jay Z's tired of fighting -- outside court anyway -- TMZ has learned, the rapper's camp is no longer pursuing criminal extortion charges over $20 million worth of Jay… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Jay Z and Solange Fight -- Solange 'Explanation' Tweet Is Fake!

Jay Z/Solange Fight
Solange 'Explanation' Tweet Is Fake!

The Internet thinks it has solved the mystery of the Solange Knowles/Jay Z elevator fight, but TMZ has learned the tweet is a fraud.Shortly after TMZ posted the insane video of Solange losing… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
'The Talk' Ladies -- Jay Z/Solange Fight Fans!

'The Talk' Ladies
Jay Z/Solange Fight Fans!

The women of "The Talk" are just like everyone else ... they could not stop talking about TMZ's video of Solange attacking Jay Z ... and Sharon Osbourne finds the fight awesome and comforting.Our… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- UNITED FRONT ... at Brooklyn Nets Game

Jay Z & Beyonce
UNITED FRONT At Brooklyn Nets Game

Jay Z and Beyonce are sitting courtside TOGETHER at the Brooklyn Nets playoff game in NYC tonight ... clearly sending a message they're still on the same team after the big elevator fight with B's… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Ken Shamrock -- Jay Z's Bodyguard Sucks ... He Failed In the Elevator

Ken Shamrock
Jay Z's Bodyguard Sucks He Failed In the Elevator

Beyonce's sister should never have ever come CLOSE to attacking Jay Z in that hotel elevator ... because the bodyguard could have prevented the attack ... so says a guy who would know, Ken… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago

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