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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 and Beyonce -- Surprise Bitches ... We're at Coachella!

Jay Z and Beyonce
Surprise Bitches We're at Coachella!

The first couple of hip hop made their mark on Coachella Saturday ... surprising two different audiences with unannounced appearances -- and the hipsters went BONKERS!First up, Beyonce ... who… READ MORE >

Drake and Jay Z -- They Got Beef ... Over Picassos, Baby

Drake & Jay Z
They Got Beef ... Over Picassos, Baby

Jay Z and Drake are making history with their new feud -- which has to be the world's first rap beef over high-priced art work -- and now their friend Rita Ora has to pick a side.Yep, it's… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Jay Z's Strip Club of Choice Sues to Ass-Slap Impostor

Jay Z
Strip Club of Choice Sues to Ass-Slap Impostor

The Atlanta strip club made famous by Jay Z, Outkast, and Ludacris wants a pound of flesh from a Chicago club that has jacked the name.ATL's famed Magic City strip club just filed a lawsuit… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Kanye West -- I Gave My Future Spouse an Oral Exam ... And She Passed

Kanye West
I Gave My Future Spouse an Oral Exam ... And She Passed

It's a real oxymoron ... Kanye West realized Kim Kardashian was the girl he wanted to marry when she blew it.A new remix for Beyonce and Jay Z's "Drunk in Love" was released… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
Russell Wilson -- Winners Hang Out with Jay Z and Beyonce

Russell Wilson
Winners Hang Out with Jay Z and Beyonce

To the victor go the spoils ... just ask Russell Wilson, who's sitting courtside at the Brooklyn Nets game with Beyonce and Jay Z. Peyton Manning's whereabouts are currently unknown. READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Beyoncé -- Boobin' Out After Super Bowl

Beyoncé
Boobin' Out After Super Bowl

Call her Bouncé ... because Queen B advertised more breast last night than Popeyes.Beyoncé was showing off the girls at Hennessy's Super Bowl afterparty in NYC, wearing a v-neck t-shirt… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- Surprise Pre-Super Bowl Performance

Jay Z and Beyonce
Surprise Pre-Super Bowl Performance

Beyonce -- last year's Super Bowl performer -- surprised the crowd at Jay Z's concert last night in New York ... when she hit the stage to jam out with her husband on their latest song.The… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Jay Z Goes OFF THE CHAIN at J. Cole's Birthday Concert -- Those Diamonds Are Yours Now

Jay Z
OFF THE CHAIN at J. Cole's Birthday Concert Those Diamonds Are Yours

Jay Z pulled out all the stops Tuesday night during J. Cole's b-day concert in NYC -- surprising the 29-year-old rapper with an incredible guest performance ... before handing over a priceless… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Beyonce's Mom -- My 60th Birthday Party Was Epic!

Beyonce's Mom
My 60th Birthday Party Was Epic!

Beyonce's mom and sister Solange made a grand entrance at Tina Knowles' 60th birthday party in New Orleans Saturday night ... while boring big sis Beyonce snuck in through the side.A marching… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Jay Z -- Latest Concert Find Could Land Record Deal

Jay Z
Latest Concert Find Could Land Record Deal

The fan who was pulled onstage Thursday and rapped at Jay Z's concert says something happened afterward that could land her a recording deal with Hova himself.Monique Burrell (rap name is… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago

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