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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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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Wedding Dinner -- No Jay Z & Beyonce ... But the Caviar Was to Die For

Kimye Wedding Dinner
No Jay Z & Beyonce But the Caviar Was to Die For!!!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's big wedding dinner at Versailles had two big holes in it -- Beyonce and Jay Z -- but we're told everything else went off without a hitch ... including fancy French… READ MORE >

Beyonce and Solange -- Lunch Sesh With Jay Z ... No Punches Thrown

Beyonce and Solange
Lunch Sesh With Jay Z No Punches Thrown

Beyonce and Solange's reunion in New Orleans really was a family affair ... TMZ has learned Jay Z also joined in on the fun.Bey, Solo and Hova all hit up New Orleans hot spot Cafe Amelie for more… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Beyonce -- Solidarity With Solange

Beyonce
Solidarity With Solange

Beyonce is putting it out there as clearly as she can ... she's a member of one big happy family.Beyonce and Solange reunited in New Orleans Saturday ... Bey posted a pic of the two embracing on… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Elevator Fight -- SNL Theory ... Triggered By Spider

Elevator Fight
SNL Theory Triggered by Spider

The catalyst for the Solange/Jay Z elevator fight has been a mystery ... until now.  "Saturday Night Live" spilled the beans  ... an errant spider.It's pretty funny ... especially Maya… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
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 >

- 110 days ago
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 >

- 111 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 >

- 111 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 >

- 112 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 >

- 112 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 >

- 112 days ago

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