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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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Solange Knowles -- It's Hard to Fight Jay Z in That Dress (PHOTO)

Solange Knowles
It's Hard to Fight Jay Z in That Dress

It would be tough to punch and kick your brother-in-law when you're wearing ... whatever the hell Solange Knowles wore Monday night to the Met Gala. Hard to believe -- but it's been a year since… READ MORE >

Jay Z -- Can I Go Home Yet?

Jay Z
Can I Go Home Yet?

Nobody was feeling Jay Z's after party in Las Vegas the way he was -- and that's a good thing ... 'cause from the looks of It Jay just wanted to be somewhere else.… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Tina Knowles' New Hubby -- So Tight With Beyonce & Jay Z ... He's Already Plugging 'Em

Tina Knowles' New Hubby
So Tight With Beyonce & Jay Z ... He's Already Plugging 'Em

Tina Knowles' hubby, Richard Lawson, is all about his new stepkids Beyonce and Jay Z -- and to prove his loyalty he put in some work for one of their flailing… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Jay Z -- I'm Now the Master of My Own Destiny

Jay Z, Roc Nation
I'm Now the Master of My Own Destiny

Jay Z is once again the proud owner of some historic music. Jay has been in an epic battle with a guy who was holding the masters to The Life and Times of S. Carter and The Dynasty albums… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Floyd Mayweather -- SORRY JAY Z ... Not Going to Your Party

Floyd Mayweather
SORRY JAY Z ... Not Going to Your Party

He can DEFINITELY afford tickets, but Floyd Mayweather says he WON'T be hitting up Jay Z's post-fight mega-party in Vegas -- there's another place he's already… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Tina Knowles -- Wedding Day #2!

Tina Knowles
Wedding Day #2!!!

Tina Knowles is getting hitched for the second time, this time on a fancy yacht ... with Beyonce and Jay Z on board! Beyonce's 61-year-old mom is marrying 67-year-old… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Jay Z -- Smokes Every Other Celeb On the Strip for Fight Night  (TMZ TV)

Jay Z
Smokes Every Celeb On the Strip For Fight Night [TMZ TV]

Real bad news for Chris Brown ... Jay Z's hosting a Las Vegas bash the night of Mayweather-Pacquiao -- which means Chris, Nicki Minaj, and every other celeb… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Jay Z and Beyonce -- We Got Hillbilly Swag ... In Hawaii!! (TMZ TV)

Jay Z and Beyonce
Hillbilly Swag ... Hawaiian Style!! [TMZ TV]

They've got enough cheddar to BUY their own island, but Beyonce and Jay Z went low key in Hawaii ... cruising around in the bed of a pickup truck. If they were trying… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Jay Z -- Hosting Mayweather/Pacquiao Party ... $50k for V.I.P. Table

Jay Z
Hosting Mayweather - Pacquiao Party ... $50k for V.I.P. Table

The competition for the hottest Mayweather/Pacquiao post-fight party is over ... cause Jay Z just announced he's getting in the game ... with V.I.P. tables running up to $50k-a-pop. It's all… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Beyonce & Jay Z -- Ride or Die in Bed Of a Pickup Truck! (PHOTO)

Beyonce & Jay Z
Ride or Die ... In Bed of a Pickup!!

Surfboards, pineapples, giant bags of weed ... and Jay Z and Beyonce -- all things you typically find in the back of a pickup truck tooling around Hawaii.    The Carters are on one… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago

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