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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 -- Lunch Date ... With a Side of Boob

Beyonce
Lunch Date ... With a Side of Boob

Beyonce was bouncing all over L.A. ... because her tatas went commando while house hunting with Jay Z.  Shopping for a new home can be liberating -- and it certainly was for Bey's girls… READ MORE >

Jay Z & Beyonce -- We Can't Find a House, So ... We're L.A. Renters Now

Jay Z & Beyonce
Can't Find a House, So ... We're L.A. Renters Now

Beyonce and Jay Z can't always get what they want -- they've been unable to find the perfect L.A. home to buy ... so, instead they haggled their way into a rental for $150K a month ... and… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Jay Z -- Maybe Baby's All Growed Up ... And Trying to Rap (TMZ TV)

Jay Z
Maybe Baby's All Growed Up And Trying to Rap [TMZ TV]

// A man claiming to be Jay Z's long lost love child is trying to prove it in court -- but says Jigga won't play ball. Rymir Satterthwaite remains determined, even though the case has already been… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Jay Z Sued -- I'm Your Son, Just Admit It ... Says Wannabe Rapper

Jay Z Sued
I'm Your Son, Just Admit It ... Says Wannabe Rapper

Jay Z had a love child 21 years ago and is now blocking the guy's efforts to prove he's the son of the rap mogul ... according to legal docs. The guy's name is Rymir Satterthwaite and he claims… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- We Run This Town ... Insane Crowd Proves It (VIDEO)

Jay Z & Beyonce
We Run This Town! Insane Crowd Proves It

Either Beyonce and Jay Z need to stop going out in public, or NYC needs way more cops for NBA All-Star Weekend -- 'cause they damn near started a riot Thursday night just by stepping out… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Julian Edelman -- Meeting with Roc Nation Sports

Julian Edelman
Meeting with Roc Nation Sports

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's stock is still on the rise after his impressive Super Bowl performance -- in fact, he's now on Jay Z's radar ... TMZ Sports has learned. … READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
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 >

- 23 days ago
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 >

- 27 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 >

- 34 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 >

- 38 days ago

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