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Jay Z (Shawn Corey Carter) is a rapper, producer, and hip-hop mogul born Dec. 4, 1969. His albums – which have sold more than 50 million copies (so far) – have earned him more than a dozen Grammy nominations, and he is easily one of the most recognized... ... read more

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Jay-Z & Kanye West - Ni**as In Paris (Explicit)
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Jay-Z & Kanye West - Ni**as In Paris (Explicit) 5,907,802 views
Jay-Z & Kanye West - Gotta Have It [1080p HD] - Watch The Throne Tour 2011 - KCMO - 11.29.11 16,353 views
"Empire State of Mind" Jay-Z | Alicia Keys [OFFICIAL VIDEO] 92,567,371 views
The OFFICIAL "Run This Town" Video 51,986,084 views
"Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) 39,068,907 views
Official "On To The Next One" Video! Jay-Z | Swizz Beatz 18,319,180 views
Rihanna - Umbrella (Orange Version) ft. Jay-Z 33,285,464 views
Beyoncé;Jay-Z - Crazy In Love 24,450,399 views
Jay Z Hard knock life 11,168,518 views
JAY-Z - I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) 7,352,486 views
99 PROBLEMS 6,443,368 views
Jay-Z - Excuse Me Miss ft. Pharrell 5,535,513 views
JAY-Z - Anything 4,863,982 views
JAY-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder 4,227,459 views
JAY-Z "Show Me What You Got" KINGDOM COME 11.21.06 4,124,638 views
Jay-Z - Girls, Girls, Girls 3,893,682 views
Can I Get A... 2,563,957 views
Jay-Z - Song Cry 1,965,993 views
Jay-Z - Lost One ft. Chrisette Michele 1,525,171 views
Kanye West Jay-Z Otis Music Video Beyonce Lift Off Bruno Mars Welcome To The Jungle Made In America 900,241 views
JAY-Z - Big Pimpin' ft. UGK 718,768 views
Punjabi MC- Mundian Tu Bach Ke Feat. Jay Z 604,476 views
Jay-Z feat Beyonce - Bonnie & Clyde 368,560 views
JAY-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.) 342,707 views
Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis ft. Otis Redding (Official Music Video) 56,203 views
Glastonbury || Jay-Z x Panjabi MC LIVE 2,716 views

Jay Z Bio

Jay Z

Jay Z (Shawn Corey Carter) is a rapper, producer, and hip-hop mogul born Dec. 4, 1969. His albums – which have sold more than 50 million copies (so far) – have earned him more than a dozen Grammy nominations, and he is easily one of the most recognized rappers in history.

Eleven of his thirteen albums have made the Billboard 200 list, which is a record for any solo artist in any genre. Two of these – Reasonable Doubt (1996) and The Blueprint (2001) – are ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine among the best 500 albums of all time.

Some of Jay Z’s biggest hits include “Empire State of Mind,” which spent 771 weeks on the charts, as well as “Crazy In Love,” “Deja Vu,” “Numb / Encore,” “Run This Town,” and “99 Problems”.

He married R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles in 2008. The two have a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born in 2012.

Forbes magazine estimates Jay Z to be worth in excess of $500 million.

Jay Z User Comments

Skylar H. Jul 15, 2013
Musically, Jay-Z is a hit or miss for me -- being a fan of primarily 90s hip-hop, the only album I can fully get into by him is his debut, Reasonable Doubt, but he does have some great singles since then, up to and including the Black Album in my opinion. Nevertheless, you can't help but admire Jay-Z's business sense and his drive to get him to the globally dominant status he has now over media and music. From his earliest days simply as a supporting rapper for others, to creating his own label imprint Roc-A-Fella in order to market his material... to numerous albums later, collaborations, business ventures, endorsements, and his powerhouse couple with Beyonce... Jay-Z is truly the model figure for earned success in the entertainment industry, and I don't doubt his influence and power will continue far into the future.
Natalie M. Sep 17, 2012
I saw Jay-Z at Pauley Pavilion as well!! Was lucky enough to get free tickets last minute and damn was I impressed. I was high up above him and all the way on one side but actually really enjoyed seeing him at that angle; I'm really short so it's helpful. He is really such a boss; the way he carries himself and wears sunglasses onstage, the way his vocal inflections are still present and sound just like on his tracks live (rather than yelling like many rappers do), and the fact that he actually IS a boss/businessman combine to make his live performance really believable and affecting. The Rock Docs that shows most of his live performance at Madison Square Garden interspersed with clips of him in the studio is frickin sweet. The part where he hears the beat for Dirt Off Your Shoulder (one of my favorites) for the first time after hearing a bunch of different beats in a row is so cute; he gets really excited suddenly because he just knows it's a hit. I was also lucky enough to see a presentation by the president of EMI Music Publishing, Jon Platt, in a class at UCLA, and he's really good friends with Jay-Z. He told a lot of stories about him but my favorite anecdote was that about him coming up with Empire State of Mind and getting together with Alicia and his reactions etc.... he really is an awesome dude.
Chris M. Aug 16, 2012
Oh and he is great live. Saw him at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA and he kept the crowd on their feet the entire time. Never thrown so many roc signs in the air.
Chris M. Aug 16, 2012
Jay-Z is awesome, not just as a rapper but just as a person. His whole persona. Sure, in some ways it is carefully crafted, but in some ways that is a perfect reflection of who he is. Whether or not he just steps in the booth with no lyrics written down and bangs it out in one take, his music is consistently good. He always gets great beats, these days he can afford to get the best producers whenever he wants. His early stuff was raw and real, and his newer stuff is less raw but just as real. He may talk about being the best and having money in half of his songs and reference his drug dealing past in most of his songs but he manages to do it in an original manner each time. And that's part of rap, it grew out of boasting and battling and one-upmanship and he continuously one-ups both in and out of the studio. "You coulda been anywhere in the world, but you're here with me. I appreciate that...let's rock"

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