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Jay-Z

Jay-Z in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2008.
Background information
Birth name Shawn Corey Carter
Born December 4, 1969 (1969-12-04) (age 40)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, entrepreneur, partial owner of The New Jersey Nets
Years active 1988–present
Labels Roc Nation
Associated acts Big Daddy Kane, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, The Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Nas, Diddy, Amil, Big Jaz, Beyoncé, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Big L
Website Jay-Z.com
.Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),[1] better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman.^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), [1] better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman.
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^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and former president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records.
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^ Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA...
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.He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America,[2] having had a net worth of over USD$500 million in 2009,[3] He has sold 40 million albums worldwide [4] while receiving ten Grammy Awards for his musical work.^ He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America.
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^ Jay is the most consistent artist EVER in the hip-hop genre.
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^ But I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury.
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[5]
.Jay-Z co-owns The 40/40 Club, is part-owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the clothing line Rocawear.^ Jay-Z is a part-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team paying a reported $4.5 million for his share.
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^ In 2004 he became a part owner of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets.
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^ Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club-Over 100 Fired .

.He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings[6], one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records and recently, the founder of his new venture Roc Nation.^ Reportedly this major industry move was prompted by disagreement between Jay-Z and Dash as to what new ventures Roc-A-Fella could undertake.
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^ The album will come out on Atlantic Records after he bought out his Island Def Jam contract.
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^ And, if the Boy Genius is right, your next step is to hire away none other than the Young Hov, Jiggaman, J-Hova -- Jay-Z -- from his gig as prez of Def Jam records to run your new game.
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.As an artist he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200.^ I had a number one album.
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^ Only the Beatles are on record with more Billboard number one albums.
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^ I had a number one record.
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[7] .Jay-Z also has had 4 number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist.^ Jay-Z Breaks Album Record With an eleventh consecutive number one… .
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^ Jay-Z's latest album debuted on top of the pop charts, giving him 10 number ones in 10 years and tying him with Elvis Presley...
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^ NobleChamp Says: August 24th, 2009 at 11:30 am ^^Yeah, only #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its third week, rising from 66 in its second week.
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.("Heartbreaker" with Mariah Carey, "Crazy in Love" with Beyonce, "Umbrella" with Rihanna and "Empire State of Mind" featuring Alicia Keys.^ Empire State Of Mind [Jay-Z + Alicia Keys] (Explicit Albu...
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^ The song is Empire State of Mind by Jay Z and the part ...
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^ Guest Alicia Keys look better than Beyonce thats real talk.
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Along with his financial and musical success, Jay-Z is known for quarrelling with other artists in the rap industry, the most famous feud being between him and fellow New York rapper Nas, which was eventually settled in 2005.[8] He married American R&B star Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008.[9] On December 11th, 2009 Jay Z was ranked as the 10th best overall artist of 2000-2009 decade by Billboard Magazine. (Ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent)[10]

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Early years

Jay-Z (top) with a friend (left) in Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1988
.Originally from Marcy Houses housing project in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City,[11] Jay-Z was abandoned by his father and at 12 years old, he shot his brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.^ Shawn's father leaves when he's 12 years old, which has a devastating impact.
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^ Originally from Marcy Houses housing project in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, Jay-Z was abandoned by his father Adnes Reeves when he was twelve years old.
  • Jay Z (Shawn Carter) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Early history Originally from the infamous Marcy Houses projects in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in brooklyn in New York City, Shawn Carter was abandoned by his father Adnes Reeves when he was only twelve years old and he was consequently raised by his mother Gloria Carter.
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[12][13] .Jay-Z attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn, along with rapper AZ, until it was closed down.^ Jay-Z attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn, along with rapper AZ, until it was closed down.
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^ Jay-Z attends Westinghouse High School along with Christopher Wallace and Trevor Smith — later known as the Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes — and engages in a rhyme battle with the latter.
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^ On September 9, 2009 @ 8:27 am All i have to say Jay need to stop acting like a girl in high school and move on with his career or life with his wife .
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.After that he attended George Westinghouse Information Technology High School in Downtown Brooklyn, which fellow rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes also attended, and Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey, but did not graduate.^ For The Record: Quick News On Busta Rhymes, Coldplay, Metallica, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson & More Posted 2/16/06 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ For The Record: Quick News On Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Busta Rhymes And Jay-Z, Courtney Love & More Posted 10/31/03 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ USRN Following in the footsteps of fellow rappers DMX and the late The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z debuts on top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, according to Soundscan sales...
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[14] .In his music he refers to having been involved in selling crack cocaine.^ In addition to this, Jay-Z has lyrically alluded to having sold crack cocaine and marijuana in Virginia and Maryland.
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^ The song you are talking about is D’evils, this song is refering to (hustling,selling crack, the pitfalls that come with doing it).
  • Christian Rapper Rides on Illuminati Hov, Says Jay-Z “Has Some Explaining to Do” | Bossip.com 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He claims to have been caught up in selling drugs, to which he refers in his music.
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[13]
.According to his mother, Gloria Carter, a young Jay-Z used to wake his siblings up at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.^ According to his mother Gloria Carter, a young Jay-Z used to wake his siblings up at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.
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^ According to his mother, a young Jay-Z used to keep his siblings up at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.
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^ Jay-Z said in an interview that this song was directed at up and coming artists using autotune as a gimmick to become popular.
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.Eventually, she bought him a boom box for his birthday, sparking his interest in music.^ Eventually, she bought him a boom box for his birthday and thus sparked his interest in music.
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^ Eventually, she bought him a boombox for his birthday and thus sparked his interest in music.
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^ He often stays up late at night banging on the table rhyming to himself; his mother responds by buying him a boom box.
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.He began freestyling, writing lyrics, and followed the music of many artists popular at the time.^ He began freestyling, writing rhymes, and followed the music of many artists popular at the time.
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^ BVdij0ckY8%3D thats 4 all u Dicksuck (Dipset) fans and Hov is the greatest rapper of all time period he did what no other artist in music has done.
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^ The success of Reasonable Doubt provides Jay opportunities to write for many other successful artists.
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[15] .In his neighborhood, Carter was known as "Jazzy", a nickname that eventually developed into his stage name, "Jay-Z". The moniker is also an homage to his musical mentor, Jaz-O, as well as to the J/Z subway lines that have a stop at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn.^ Jaz, Big Jaz) as well as to the J/Z subway lines that have a stop at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn.
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^ In his neighborhood, Carter was known as "Jazzy", a nickname that eventually developed into his stage name, "Jay-Z".
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^ The moniker is also homage to his musical mentor Jaz-O as well as to the J/Z subway lines that have a stop at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn.
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[11]
.Jay-Z can briefly be heard on several of Jaz-O's early recordings in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including "The Originators" and "Hawaiian Sophie"[16].^ Jay-Z can be heard on several of Jaz-O's early recordings in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including "The Originators" and "Hawaiian Sophie".
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^ Jay-Z and his Roc-a-Fella associates greatly influenced the industry and established many of the trends that pervaded during the late '90s and early 2000s.
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^ Jay-Z Out On Bail Again 4/16/2001, USRN Rapper Jay-Z was released on $10,000 bail late Friday evening (April 13) after being arrested in New York City early Friday morning and charged with criminal possession of...
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.Jay-Z was also involved in and won several battles with rapper LL Cool J in the early 90's as part of a plan to get a sought-after record deal.^ When no major label gave him a record deal, Jay-Z created Roc-A-Fella Records as his own independent label.
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^ Jay-Z continues to get good feedback from industry figures for performances at conventions yet still cannot get a record deal.
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^ He’s a decent rapper, but he’s not the G.O.A.T. Rakim, LL Cool J and gang of others would wear that title before him.
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[17] .He first became known to a wide audience by being featured on the posse cut "Show and Prove" on the 1994 Big Daddy Kane album Daddy's Home.^ Big Daddy Kane said that shit back in 01.
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^ He does continue to make guest appearances on Big Daddy Kane's "Show and Prove" posse cut which also features Ol' Dirty Bastard and Original Flavor's underground hit "Can I Get Open."
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^ ""Ask a Jay-Z fan about Big Daddy Kane, don't know em, Game gon show em" - Games Pain 70.
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.Jay-Z has been referred to as Big Daddy Kane’s hype man during this period[18], though Kane explains that he didn’t fill the traditional hype man role, instead Jay-Z “basically made cameo appearances on stage.^ Jay-Z later explained that the album was made during one of the worst periods of his life.
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^ He also made an appearance on a popular song by Big L, "Da Graveyard", and on Mic Geronimo's "Time to Build", which also featured early appearances by DMX Q-Man and Ja Rule and Shazim Hasan in 1995.
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^ During this time he did keep his hand in the game, appearing on a track with Big Daddy Kane and with the group Original Flavor, but it wasn't until the mid-90's that Jay-Z's focus really returned to hip-hop.
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.When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay-Z and Positive K and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage”[19][20].^ And Jay Z has never come out to speak on his beliefs, he makes his music and leaves it to his fans to interpret.
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

^ T-Pain also went on to say that Jay-z’s manager Jay Brown thought it would be a good idea for him to go on stage during the song, but after the concert Jay-z said during an interview that he didn’t know why T-Pain came up there and he thought T-Pain was a fan at first.
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^ Jay was a no talent cock sucka since he came out the nut sack.

.He made an appearance on a popular song by Big L, "Da Graveyard", and on Mic Geronimo's "Time to Build", which also featured early appearances by DMX, and Ja Rule in 1995. His first official rap single was called "I Can't Get With That", for which he released a music video.^ He also made an appearance on a popular song by Big L , " Da Graveyard ."
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^ He also made an appearance on a popular song by Big L, "Da Graveyard", and on Mic Geronimo's "Time to Build", which also featured early appearances by DMX Q-Man and Ja Rule and Shazim Hasan in 1995.
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^ His first official song from the new album will be “Off That” featuring the ever...
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[21]

Musical career

.1996–97: Reasonable Doubt and In My Lifetime, Vol.^ The City is Mine            Album: In My Lifetime Vol.
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^ Who You Wit II            Album: In My Lifetime Vol.
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^ In reaction to the mixed reception of In My Lifetime Vol.
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.From the beginning of his professional recording career, when no major label gave him a record deal, Jay-Z, Damon Dash, and Kareem Biggs created Roc-A-Fella Records as their own independent label.^ Roc-A-Fella lands a distribution deal with Priority Records and work begins on an album.
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^ When no major label gave him a record deal, Jay-Z created Roc-A-Fella Records as his own independent label.
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^ Jay-Z set-up his own Roc-A-Fella imprint in 1996 with entrepreneur Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

.After striking a deal with Priority to distribute his material, Jay-Z released his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt with beats from acclaimed producers such as DJ Premier and Super DJ Clark Kent and a notable appearance by The Notorious B.I.G..^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Reasonable Doubt By jay-z .
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^ After striking a deal with Priority to distribute his material, Jay-Z released his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt with beats from acclaimed producers such as DJ Premier and Clark Kent and a notable appearance by The Notorious B.I.G. .
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^ He then quickly got a deal with Priority, who published and distributed ‘Reasonable Doubt’.

.Despite reaching only number 23 on the Billboard 200, the album was well-received by critics.^ Billboard 200: 14 Albums .
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^ Only the Beatles are on record with more Billboard number one albums.
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^ It was well received by the public, selling over a million copies, but garnered some criticism from hip-hop fans in regards to Jay-Z's new 'mature' style.
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[11] .This album would later be included in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" as #248 and would later reach platinum status.^ Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums .

^ And, arguably, the greatest rapper of all time.
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^ Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Artists .

[22]
After reaching a new distribution deal with Def Jam in 1997, Jay-Z released his follow-up In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. .Executively produced by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, it sold better than his previous effort.^ Executive produced by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, it sold better than his previous effort.
  • Jay Z (Shawn Carter) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ The much-anticipated release of Jay-Z's new album American Gangster was released this past Tuesday, and while I personally feel it's a better album than his previous effort Kingdom Come , I have to ask, "Who is responsible for picking these beats?"
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^ Says: August 24th, 2009 at 11:41 am Kanye is a much better Producer than Timbaland.
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.Jay-Z later explained that the album was made during one of the worst periods of his life.^ Jay-Z later explained that the album was made during one of the worst periods of his life.
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^ Executive produced by Diddy, it sold better than his previous effort even though Jay later explained that this was one of the worst periods of his life.
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^ Executive produced by Diddy , it sold better than his previous effort even though Jay later explained that this was one of the worst periods of his life.
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.He was reeling from the death of his close friend The Notorious B.I.G. The album was a personal revelation for Jay-Z as he spun the tale of his hard knock upbringing.^ He was reeling from the death of his close friend Biggie.
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^ As Ian Doreian observed during our discussions, many of these albums are like "personal friends."
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^ He was reeling from the death of his close friend The Notorious B.I.G. The album's glossy production stood as a contrast to his first release, and some dedicated fans felt he had "sold out".
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[23] .The album's glossy production stood as a contrast to his first release, and some dedicated fans felt he had "sold out". However, the album did feature some beats from producers who had worked with him on Reasonable Doubt, namely DJ Premier and Ski.^ How did that work out for him?

^ It has beat out some of Jay’s previous albums!!!
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^ He was reeling from the death of his close friend The Notorious B.I.G. The album's glossy production stood as a contrast to his first release, and some dedicated fans felt he had "sold out".
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Like its predecessor, In My Lifetime, Vol. .1 earned Platinum status in the United States.^ Platinum status in the United States.
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^ Jay-Z's most commercially successful album; it was certified 5x platinum in the United States and has to date sold over 8 million worldwide.
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^ Jay-Z's most commercially successful album, certifying platinum five times in the United States .
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[22]

1998–2000: Vol. 2... Criminal charges and mainstream success

In 1998, Jay-Z released .Hard Knock Life">Vol.^ Hard Knock Life spawned the biggest hit of his career at the time, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)".
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^ Hard Knock Life (The Ghetto Anthem) (12", Promo) .
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^ Jay-Z Tops Again; Black Sabbath And Aerosmith Debut 10/28/1998, USRN His latest album maybe titled Volume 2...Hard Knock Life.
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2... .Hard Knock Life
which spawned the biggest hit of his career at the time, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)". He relied more on flow and wordplay, and he continued with his penchant for mining beats from the popular producers of the day such as Swizz Beatz, an upstart in-house producer for Ruff Ryders, and Timbaland.^ Hard Knock Life spawned the biggest hit of his career at the time, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)".
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^ He also relied more on flow and brilliant wordplay, and he continued his penchant for mining beats from the popular producers of the day such as Swizz Beatz, an upstart in-house producer for Ruff Ryders, and Timbaland.
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^ Hard Knock Life was released.

.Other producers include: DJ Premier, Erick Sermon, The 45 King, and Kid Capri.^ Other producers tapped for beats include: DJ Premier, Erick Sermon, The 45 King, and Kid Capri.
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^ He consistently worked with the hottest producers of the day (Clark Kent, DJ Premier, Teddy Riley, Trackmasters, Erick Sermon , Timbaland , Swizz Beatz ), and if they weren't hot at the time, they likely would be afterward ( the Neptunes , Kanye West , Just Blaze, 9th Wonder ).
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^ On Saturday, Beans called into Shade 45 and talked to DJ Whoo Kid.
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.Charting hits from this album included "Can I Get A...", featuring Ja Rule and Amil, and "Nigga What, Nigga Who", which featured Amil too.^ However, the album did feature some beats from producers who had worked with him on Reasonable Doubt , namely DJ Premier and Ski .
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^ Hard Knock Life not to feature Amil, who was dropped in late 2000 because of a feud between Jay-Z/Roc-A-Fella and herself, caused by her meager album sales and her weight gain.
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^ Ja Rule and Amil and "Nigga What, Nigga Who" which featured Amil too.
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Vol. .2 would eventually become Jay-Z's most commercially successful album; it was certified 5× Platinum in the United States and has to date sold over five million copies.^ The Black Album was certified 2x platinum.

^ The Black Album was certified 3x platinum.

^ This album has already sold 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
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[22] .The album went on to win a Grammy Award, although Jay-Z boycotted the ceremony protesting DMX's failure to garner a Grammy nomination.^ The album went on to win a Grammy Award, although Jay-Z boycotted the ceremony protesting DMX's failure to garner a Grammy nomination.
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^ Mike Shinoda got together with Jay-Z himself, as well as his Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson, and they went over what tracks they thought should make the album.
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^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and current president and CEO of Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records.
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[24]
In 1999, Jay-Z released .Life and Times of S. Carter" class="mw-redirect">Vol.^ Personal life Criminal charges Jay-Z was accused of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Riviera for what he perceived was Riveria's bootlegging of Vol 3...Life and Times of S. Carter.
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^ Life and Times of S. Carter View In iTunes 9 MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z (Live) View In iTunes 10 The Blueprint 3 View In iTunes 11 Collision Course View In iTunes 12 In My Lifetime Vol.
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^ Released in the last week of 1999, Vol 3: The Life and Times of S. Carter tops the Billboard charts, selling almost half-a-million copies in the first week.
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3... .Life and Times of S. Carter
, the album proved to be successful and sold over 3 million records.^ Despite continued criticism for his increasingly pop-oriented sound and a large number of collaborations that many felt crowded out Jay-Z himself, the album proved to be successful and went platinum three times.
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^ Despite continued criticism for his increasingly pop -oriented sound and a large number of collaborations that many felt crowded out Jay-Z himself, the album proved to be successful and went platinum three times.
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^ Despite continued criticism for his increasingly pop-oriented sound, the album proved to be successful and went platinum three times and sold over 5.6 million records worldwide.
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[22] Vol. .3's most successful single was "Big Pimpin'", featuring UGK.^ Big Pimpin' (Extended)            Album: Singles          Artist: jay-z .
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^ "Big Pimpin" (feat UGK) and the negative remarks to then-underground New York rapper known as 50 Cent.
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^ Explicit Big Pimpin' (Featuring UGK) .
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.Around the same time, Jay-Z was accused of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Rivera for what Jay-Z perceived was Rivera's bootlegging of Vol.^ Personal life Criminal charges Jay-Z was accused of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Riviera for what he perceived was Riveria's bootlegging of Vol 3...Life and Times of S. Carter.
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^ In 1999, Jay-Z was accused of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Rivera for what Jay-Z perceived was Rivera's bootlegging of Vol.
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^ Personal life Criminal charges Jay-Z was accused of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Riviera for what he perceived was Riveria's bootlegging of Vol 3...Life and Times of S. Carter .
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3... .Life and Times of S. Carter
.^ The Life & Times Of Shawn Carter at the end of the month with anticipation of selling over 1 million copies in the first week of release.

^ Vol.3: Life And Times Of S.Carter (Parental Advisory) lyrics [1999] .
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^ Life and Times of S. Carter By jay-z .
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.The stabbing allegedly occurred at the record release party for Q-Tip's debut solo album Amplified at the Kit Kat Klub, a now defunct night club in Times Square, New York City, on December 9. Jay-Z's associates at the party were accused of causing a commotion within the club, which Jay-Z allegedly used as cover when he supposedly stabbed Rivera in the stomach with a five-inch (127 mm) blade.^ They just use Jay as a cover.
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^ Jay-Z's associates at the party were accused of causing a commotion within the club, which Jay-Z allegedly used as cover when he supposedly stabbed Riviera in the stomach with a five-inch blade.
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^ The stabbing allegedly occurred at the record release party for Q-Tip's debut solo album Amplified at the Kit Kat Klub, a now defunct night club in Times Square, New York City, on December 9.
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[25]
.Jay-Z initially denied the incident and pleaded not guilty when a grand jury returned the indictment.^ Jay-Z initially denied the incident and pleaded not guilty when a grand jury returned the indictment.
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^ Jay-Z initially denied the incident and pled not guilty when a grand jury returned the indictment.
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^ Jay-Z pleaded not guilty to the stabbing charges.

.Jay-Z and his lawyers contended he was nowhere around Rivera during the incident and they had witnesses and videotape evidence from the club that showed Jay-Z's whereabouts during the disturbance.^ Jay-Z and his lawyers contended he was nowhere around Riviera during the incident and they had witnesses and videotape evidence from the club that showed Jay-Z's whereabouts during the disturbance.
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^ Jay-Z and his lawyers contended he was nowhere around Rivera during the incident and they had witnesses and videotape evidence from the club that showed Jay-Z's whereabouts during the disturbance.
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^ He tells Ed Lover, that he felt so much better after hearing Jay-z speak on it during his visit to the Ed Lover Morning Show yesterday Morning: .
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.Nevertheless, he later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that resulted in a sentence of three years probation.^ Nevertheless, he later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that resulted in a sentence of three years probation.
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^ Nevertheless, he later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge which resulted in a sentence of three months probation.
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^ Jay-Z pleaded not guilty to the stabbing charges.

[26] .In 2000, Jay-Z released The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, which was originally intended to become a compilation album for Roc-A-Fella artists but somehow turned into another Jay-Z album.^ The rapper's latest album, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000, is currently Number 95 on...
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^ Jay-Z scaled back a bit for Dynasty Roc la Familia (2000), his fifth album in as many years.
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^ Originally scheduled to be a compilation album featuring Jay-Z and other artists on his Roc-A-Fella Records,...
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[27] The album helped to introduce newcomer producers The Neptunes, Just Blaze, Kanye West and Bink!, which have all gone on to achieve notable success. This is also the first album where Jay-Z utilizes a more soulful sound than his previous albums. .The Dynasty: Roc La Familia sold over two million units in the U.S. alone.^ The EP sold over two million copies in the US alone.
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^ THE DYNASTY ROC LA FAMILIA song list .
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^ Dynasty Roc la Familia 2000 [Bonus DVD] .
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[22]

2001–02: Feud with Nas, The Blueprint and The Blueprint²

.In 2001, Jay-Z spoke out against Prodigy after he took an issue with a Jay-Z line from "Money, Cash, Hoes" that he felt were subliminal shots at Mobb Deep and referenced Mobb Deep's beef with Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Death Row Records.^ Money, Cash, Hoes lyrics .
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^ Mobb Deep - Prodigy condamn.
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^ He similarly collaborated with the hottest rappers in the industry, everyone from East Coast rappers like the Notorious B.I.G. ("Brooklyn's Finest") and DMX ("Cash, Money, Hoes"), to the best rappers from the Dirty South (Ludacris, Missy Elliott) and the West Coast (Snoop Dogg, Too Short).
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.He later performed a song "Takeover," at Summer Jam 2001, which initially attacked Prodigy and revealed photos of Prodigy dressed like Michael Jackson.^ Nas later performed songs of his own.
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^ T-Pain was bouncing around looking like a fan on the Summer Jam stage when DOA 1st came out.
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^ Prior to the album's release, the rapper had caused a stir in New York following his headlining performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2001, where he debuted the song "Takeover."
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[28] A line at the end of "Takeover" referenced Nas, who criticized him on "We Will Survive".[29] Nas responded with a diss track called "Stillmatic" and almost instantly, Jay-Z added a verse to "Takeover" which dissed Nas and would start a feud between the two rappers. .Jay-Z later released his sixth studio album The Blueprint which was later considered by many to be one of hip hop's "classic" albums, receiving the coveted 5 mic review from The Source magazine.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album The Blueprint By jay-z .
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^ Blueprint 3 is Jay-Z’s midlife crisis album.
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^ Hip Hop Classics (2xCD) .
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.Released during the wake of September 11 attacks, the album managed to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, selling more than 427,000 units;[30] the album's success was overshadowed by the tragic event.^ More than 545,000 copies of the...
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^ I had a number one album.
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^ Released on September 11, 2001, the album managed to debut at #1, selling more than 450,000 albums in its first week.
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.The Blueprint has been certified 3x Platinum in the United States.^ The Blueprint was certified platinum.

^ The Black Album was certified 3x platinum.

^ The Blueprint 3 was certified platinum.

[22] .The Blueprint was applauded for its production and the balance of "mainstream" and "hardcore" rap, receiving recognition from both audiences.^ The Blueprint was applauded for its production and the balance of "mainstream" and "hardcore" rap, receiving recognition from both audiences.
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^ Its possible he feels powerful enough to simply pry on that controlling idea-that he is a rap God and he isn’t afraid to both impress his audience and put fear in them.
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.The Blueprint was written in only two days.^ His critically acclaimed album The Blueprint was written in only two days.
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^ His critically acclaimed album The Blueprint was allegedly written in only two days.
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^ He claims his critically acclaimed album The Blueprint was written in only three days.
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[31] .Eminem was the only guest rapper on the album, producing and rapping on the song "Renegade". Four of the thirteen tracks on the album were produced by Kanye West and represents one of West's first major breaks in the industry.^ Four of the thirteen tracks on the album were produced by Kanye West and represents one of West's first major breaks in the industry.
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^ Eminem was the only guest artist on the album, producing and rapping on the single "Renegade".
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^ A large portion of the material on this album was produced by Kanye West and represents one of West's first major breaks in the industry.
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The .Blueprint includes the popular songs "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)", "Girls, Girls, Girls, Jigga That Nigga and Song Cry.^ LOST ONES IS CRAZY, VERY DEEP LIKE SONG CRY OR BLUEPRINT. HE TOUCHED ON A LOT OF PERSONAL SUBJECTS. .
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^ Body" (with R. Kelly ), "Get This Money" (with R. Kelly ), "Song Cry," "Somebody's Girl" (with R. Kelly ), "Shake Ya Body" (with R. Kelly and Lil' Kim ), and "Hovi Baby."

^ "U Don't Know" - "Hola' Hovito" - "Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love)" - "Never Change" - "Song Cry" - "All I Need" - "Renegade" - "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)" .

.Jay-Z's next solo album was 2002's 3 million (U.S. only) selling[22] The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse, a double-album.^ Excuse Me Miss            Album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse          Artist: jay-z .
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^ A Dream            Album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse          Artist: jay-z .
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^ The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse .
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.The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one, selling over 545,000 units and surpassing The Blueprint.^ Billboard 200: 14 Albums .
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^ (October 2009) Surpassed Elvis Presley with 11th chart-topping album 'Blueprint 3.'
  • Jay-Z Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' Lands Atop 'Billboard' 200 , Nickelback Enters At Two 9/19/2001, USRN Jay-Z's sixth album, The Blueprint, debuts at Number One on the Billboard 200 albums chart after selling of more than 426,500 units, according to industry sources, marking...
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[32] .It was later reissued in a single-disc version, The Blueprint 2.1, which retained half of the tracks from the original.^ It was later reissued in a single-disc version, The Blueprint 2.1, which retained half of the tracks from the original and went on to sell a further 800,000 copies.
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^ It was later reissued in a single-disc version, The Blueprint 2.1 , which retained half of the tracks from the original.
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^ In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open’), and later scored an underground hit single with 1995"s "In My Lifetime".

.The album spawned two massive hit singles, "Excuse Me Miss" and "Bonnie & Clyde" featuring Jay-Z's girlfriend of four years Beyoncé Knowles.^ Bonnie and Clyde [Album Version] lyrics .
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^ That same year Beyoncé appeared on Jay-Z's hit single "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" and in 2003, Jay-Z was featured on Beyonce's hit single "Crazy In Love."
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^ This is yet another single off of Jay-Z’s hit album, “The Blueprint 3″.
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."Guns & Roses", a track featuring rock musician Lenny Kravitz, and "Hovi Baby" were two successful radio singles as well.^ "Guns & Roses", a track featuring Lenny Kravitz, and "Hovi Baby" were two successful radio singles as well.
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^ The album spawned two massive hit singles, "Excuse Me Miss" and "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" featuring Jay-Z's girlfriend of four years Beyonce Knowles.
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^ The album spawned two massive hit singles, "Excuse Me Miss" and "'03 Bonnie and Clyde" featuring Jay-Z's girlfriend of four years Beyonc Knowles.
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.The album features the tracks "A Dream", featuring Faith Evans and a recording of the late The Notorious B.I.G.; and "The Bounce", featuring Kanye West.^ Ludacris Enlists Jay-Z And Nas For New Track, Drops Album Same Day As Kanye West Posted 11/6/08 .
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^ Producer Kanye West's Debut LP Features Jay-Z, ODB, Mos Def Posted 6/5/03 .
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^ Hudson “Young Forever” All That's FAB — The official video for Jay-Z’s single “Young Forever” featuring Kanye West’s protege Mr. Hudson, dropped online today.
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.The Blueprint 2.1 features tracks that do not appear on The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse, such as "Stop", "La La La (Excuse Me Again)", "What They Gonna Do, Part II" and "Beware" produced by and featuring Panjabi MC.^ Blueprint: The Gift & the Curse .
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^ After that seminal record, we heard its dreadful follow-up ( The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse ).
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^ Hovi Baby            Album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse          Artist: jay-z .
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[33]

2003–05: The Black Album and Collision Course

.After returning from a trip in the south of France,[34] Jay-Z announced work on his 7th studio album The Black Album at the opening of the first 40/40 Club.^ Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club-Over 100 Fired .

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album THE BLACK ALBUM By jay-z .
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^ Jay Z, NEW black album .
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[35] .He worked with several producers including Just Blaze, The Neptunes, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, DJ Quik, 9th Wonder and Rick Rubin.^ Jay-Z also began working with several new producers: the Neptunes, Kanye West, and Just Blaze.
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^ Hudson (Produced by Kanye West) 11.
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^ He worked with several producers including Just Blaze, The Neptunes, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, DJ Quik, 9th Wonder and Rick Rubin.
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Notable songs on the album included "What More Can I Say", "Dirt Off Your Shoulder", "Change Clothes", and "99 Problems". The Black Album has sold 3 million copies in the US.[22]
.On November 25, 2003, Jay-Z held a concert at Madison Square Garden, which would later be the focus of his film Fade to Black.^ On November 25, 2003, Jay-Z held a concert at Madison Square Garden, which would later be the focus of his film Fade to Black.
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^ Retirement On November 25, 2003, Jay-Z held a concert at Madison Square Garden, which would later be the focus of his film Fade to Black.
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^ He embarked on a farewell tour that was topped off by an extravagant Madison Square Garden performance documented on the Fade to Black DVD, and he also embarked on an ill-fated arena tour with the embattled R. Kelly that resulted in an exchange of ugly multi-million-dollar lawsuits.
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.This concert was his "retirement party". All proceeds went to charity.^ All proceeds went to charity.
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^ Jay-Z performed at The Concert For New York City benefit concert in New York City (later released as an LP) with proceeds going to 9/11 charities.

^ This concert was his "retirement party".
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.Other performers included collaborators like The Roots (in the form of his backing band), Missy Elliott, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Siegel, Freeway, Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Twista, Ghostface Killah, Foxy Brown, Pharrell and R. Kelly with special appearances by Voletta Wallace and Afeni Shakur, the mothers of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur respectively.^ Included in these were a greatest hits record, mash-up projects and concert appearances with R. Kelly, Linkin Park and Phish.
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^ Beanie Sigel And Memphis Bleek) 17.
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^ Common Misspellings of the artist's name JAY Z JAY-Z & R. KELLY JAY-Z AND MEMPHIS BLEEK JAY-Z AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. .
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.While Jay-Z had attested to a retirement from making new studio albums, various side projects and appearances soon followed.^ While Jay-Z had attested to a retirement from making new studio albums, various side projects and appearances soon followed.
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^ Jay Z, NEW black album .
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^ Mike Shinoda got together with Jay-Z himself, as well as his Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson, and they went over what tracks they thought should make the album.
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.Included in these were a greatest hits record, mash-up projects and concert appearances with R. Kelly and Linkin Park.^ Included in these were a greatest hits record, mash-up projects and concert appearances with R. Kelly, Linkin Park and Phish.
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^ Included in these were a greatest hits record, mash-up projects and concert appearances with R. Kelly, Linkin Park and Phish .
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^ There’s no video for ‘You Don’t Know’ or ‘Heart of the City.’ These are some of the biggest records in the concert and that comes with the following and preparation.
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.In 2004 Jay-Z collaborated with rock group Linkin Park.^ Also in 2004, Jay-Z collaborated with rock group Linkin Park.
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^ Mike Shinoda got together with Jay-Z himself, as well as his Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson, and they went over what tracks they thought should make the album.
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^ En novembre 2004, Jay-Z sortit Collision Course en collaboration avec Linkin Park.
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.The project was named Collision Course, and contained a six track EP, as well as a making of DVD. Some of the mash ups tracks were entitled "Dirt Off Your Shoulder/Lying From You", "Jigga What/Faint", and "Numb/Encore". "Numb/Encore" went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and was performed with Linkin Park live at the Grammys, with a special appearance by Paul McCartney, who added verses from the song Yesterday.^ Dirt Off Your Shoulder 58.
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^ He then visually makes the point that you just have to brush that sort of crap/dirt off your shoulder.

^ Dirt Off Your Shoulder / Encore ◄ (2 versions) .
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.The EP sold over 1 million copies in the US alone.^ The EP sold over two million copies in the US alone.
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^ This album has sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
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^ This album has already sold 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.
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[22] .Jay-Z was the executive producer of Fort Minor's debut album The Rising Tied.^ Jay-Z was the executive producer of Fort Minor's debut album The Rising Tied.
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^ Jay-Z Tops Again; Black Sabbath And Aerosmith Debut 10/28/1998, USRN His latest album maybe titled Volume 2...Hard Knock Life.
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^ Jay-Z's latest album debuted on top of the pop charts, giving him 10 number ones in 10 years and tying him with Elvis Presley...
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.Mike Shinoda got together with Jay-Z and Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson to discuss what tracks should make the album.^ The guy made an album with Linkin Park.
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^ Mike Shinoda got together with Jay-Z himself, as well as his Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson, and they went over what tracks they thought should make the album.
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^ Music Courtesy of NME.com -- Rapper compares prospect of hooking up with Liam to working with Linkin Park Jay-Z has said that he wants to work with Oasis' Liam Gallagher.
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.Later in 2004, Jay-Z was named president of Def Jam Records, which led to Jay-Z, Dash and Biggs selling their remaining interests in Roc-A-Fella Records and Jay-Z taking control of both of the companies.^ Why do the president of Def Jam thing?
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^ It was announced that Jay-Z would be stepping down as the president of Def Jam Records.

^ In late 2004, Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Biggs sold their remaining interests in Roc-A-Fella Records and the label was retained as an Island Def Jam imprint.
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[36] .Reportedly this major industry move was prompted by disagreements between Jay-Z and Dash as to what direction Roc-A-Fella could undertake.^ Reportedly this major industry move was prompted by disagreement between Jay-Z and Dash as to what new ventures Roc-A-Fella could undertake.
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^ Jay-Z set-up his own Roc-A-Fella imprint in 1996 with entrepreneur Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke.

^ Hard Knock Life not to feature Amil, who was dropped in late 2000 because of a feud between Jay-Z/Roc-A-Fella and herself, caused by her meager album sales and her weight gain.
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[37] .The publicized split between Jay-Z, Dash and Biggs led to the former partners sending jabs at each other in interviews.^ The publicized split between Jay, Dash and Biggs led to the former partners sending jabs at each other in interviews.
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^ The publicized split between Jay-Z, Dash and Biggs led to the former partners sending jabs at each other in interviews.
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^ Reportedly this major industry move was prompted by disagreement between Jay-Z and Dash as to what new ventures Roc-A-Fella could undertake.
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[38]

2005–07: "I Declare War", Kingdom Come and American Gangster

Jay-Z at a concert in 2006.
.On October 27, 2005, Jay-Z headlined New York's Power 105.1 annual concert, Powerhouse.^ On October 27, 2005, Jay-Z headlined New York's Power 105.1 annual concert, Powerhouse.
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^ On October 27, 2005, Jay- Z headlined New York's Power 105.1 annual concert, Powerhouse.
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^ More » Jay-Z more than a rockstar at 9/11 concert AP - Sep 12, 2009 Since the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11, many people have helped rebuild New York City in different ways.
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.The concert was entitled the "I Declare War" concert leading to intense speculation in the weeks preceding the event on whom exactly Jay-Z would declare war.^ The concert was entitled the "I Declare War" Concert leading to intense speculation in the weeks preceding the event to whom exactly Jay-Z would declare war on.
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^ In 2005 he came out of retirement for the I Declare War concert in New York City.
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^ At the least, it would bring Jay-Z down to his level -- bogging him down in an asymmetric war negating the hegemon's primary advantages.
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.As he had previously "declared war" on other artists taking lyrical shots at him at other events, many believed that the Powerhouse show would represent an all-out assault by Jay-Z upon his rivals.^ As he had previously "declared war" on other artists taking lyrical shots at him at other events, many believed that the Powerhouse show would represent an all-out assault by Jay upon his rivals.
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^ As he had previously "declared war" on other artists taking lyrical shots at him at other events, many believed that the Powerhouse show would represent an all-out assault by Jay-Z upon his rivals.
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^ The concert was entitled the "I Declare War" Concert leading to intense speculation in the weeks preceding the event to whom exactly Jay-Z would declare war on.
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[39] .The theme of the concert was Jay-Z's position as President and CEO of Def Jam, complete with an on-stage mock-up of the Oval Office.^ The theme of the concert was Jay-Z's position as President and CEO of Def Jam, complete with an on-stage mock-up of the Oval Office.
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^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and current president and CEO of Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records.
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^ On the track "Talk 2 Em", which leaked December 15, 2007, Budden took stabs at Jay-Z's relevance as an artist and his abilities as Def Jam president.
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.Many artists made appearances such as the old roster of Roc-A-Fella records artists, as well as Ne-Yo, Teairra Mari, T.I., Young Jeezy, Akon, Kanye West, Paul Wall, The LOX, and Diddy.^ Many artists made appearances such as the old roster of Roc-A-Fella records artists, as well as Ne-Yo, Teairra Mari, T.I., Young Jeezy, Akon, Kanye West, Paul Wall, The LOX, and Diddy.
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^ But Jay’s has brought the ire of his former Roc partners, Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, and several artists on (or formally on) the Def Jam roster.
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^ Along with Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Jay-Z was one of the founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, a hip hop record label.
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[40]
.At the conclusion of the concert, Jay-Z put many arguments to rest to the surprise of hip hop fans.^ At the conclusion of the concert, Jay-Z put many arguments to rest to the surprise of hip-hop fans.
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^ Real Hip-Hop Fan says: .
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^ At the conclusion of the concert, Jay-Z put many beefs to rest to the surprise of hip-hop fans.
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.The most significant development in this show was closure to the infamous hip hop rivalry between Jay-Z and Nas.^ The most significant development in this show was closure to the infamous hip hop rivalry between Jay-Z and Nas.
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^ Jay is the most consistent artist EVER in the hip-hop genre.
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^ It was well received by the public, selling over a million copies, but garnered some criticism from hip-hop fans in regards to Jay-Z's new 'mature' style.
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The two former rivals shook hands and shared the stage together to perform Jay-Z's "Dead Presidents" blended with Nas's song "The World is Yours".[8]
.Jay-Z returned with his comeback album on November 21, 2006 titled Kingdom Come.^ November 1st, 2006 at 2:21 pm .
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^ In 2006 he came back from retirement to release the album 'Kingdom Come'.
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^ November 29th, 2006 at 9:21 pm .
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[41] .Jay-Z's comeback single, "Show Me What You Got", was leaked on the Internet in early October 2006, scheduled to be released later on that month, received heavy air-play after its leak, causing the FBI to step in and investigate.^ When you get a Jay-Z album do you ever listen to the singles?
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z released his next LP, The Dynasty Rock La Familia 2000 , on the last day of the month.

^ After months of speculation and pictures , they finally aired the Jay-Z and Oprah Winfrey interview.
  • » VIDEO: JAY-Z ON OPRAH // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42] .Jay-Z worked with video director Hype Williams, and the single's video was directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job).^ The music video was directed by Anthony Mandler, who also served as director of Run This Town, from the ...
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z Is 'Not Guilty' 2/16/2001, USRN Jay-Z is headed to Los Angeles next month to shoot the video for his next single, "Not Guilty" featuring R. Kelly.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ We shot two videos with Hype Williams off top.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The album features producers such as Just Blaze, Pharrell, Kanye West, Dr. Dre and Coldplay's Chris Martin (single entitled "Beach Chair").[43][44] .The first week saw 680,000 sales of the CD, which Entertainment Weekly said was "the highest single-week total in Jay's decade long career".[45] This album has sold 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Singles By jay-z .
  • Lyrics - jay-z All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - JAY Z JAY-Z & R. KELLY JAY-Z AND MEMPHIS BLEEK JAY-Z AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. JAY-Z, BEANIE SIEGEL, MEMPHIS BLEEK : Lyrics And Songs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ It was well received by the public, selling over a million copies, but garnered some criticism from hip-hop fans in regards to Jay-Z's new 'mature' style.
  • Jay-Z Discography at Discogs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z began a different career as a solo rapper with the single "In My Lifetime" which eventually led to a distribution deal.

[22]
.Jay-Z released his tenth album entitled American Gangster on November 6, 2007. After viewing the Ridley Scott film of the same name, he was heavily inspired to create a new "concept" album that depicts his experiences as a street-hustler.^ The LP was Jay-Z's first concept LP and associated with the film of the same name (although not its soundtrack).

^ Jay-Z was allegedly inspired to make the album after watching the film of the same name, and the album focuses on similar themes as of the film.
  • Jay-Z Discography at Discogs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ American Gangster was a better album.
  • Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3 < Reviews | PopMatters 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

[46] .The album is not the film's official soundtrack, although it was distributed by Def Jam.^ The album will come out on Atlantic Records after he bought out his Island Def Jam contract.
  • Nah Right » Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 Artwork 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z's Ready For A Def Jam Christmas 8/4/1999, USRN If all you want for Christmas is new albums by rap's biggest stars, consider Def Jam the new Santa Claus.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ DJ Masterkey presents Def Jam 2002 (CD, Album, Comp, Mixed) .
  • Jay-Z Discography at Discogs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

[47] .Jay-Z's American Gangster depicts his life in correlation to the movie American Gangster.^ Jay-Z Earns 10th #1 Debut As American Gangster Clips Eagles' Wings Posted 11/14/07 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ More Jay-Z credits the movie American Gangster (about a 1970s heroin kingpin) as inspiration for getting back to his roots.

^ Jay-Z credits the movie American Gangster (about a 1970s heroin kingpin) as inspiration for getting back to his roots.

At the start of the album's first single, "Blue Magic", Jay-Z offers a dealer's manifesto while making references to political figures of the late 1980s with the lyric: "Blame Reagan for making me to into a monster, blame Oliver North and Iran-Contra, I ran contraband that they sponsored, before this rhymin' stuff we was in concert."[48] Also notable about the "Blue Magic" music video was Jay-Z flashing 500 euro notes, in what Harvard Business School professor Rawi Abdelal has called a "turning point in American pop culture's response to globalization." The album has sold 1 million copies in the US.[22] On December 24, 2007, Jay-Z stated that he will not remain at Def Jam as the company's President, and vacated the position effective of January 1, 2008.[49]

2008–present: Glastonbury, new record deal and The Blueprint 3

Jay-Z during his Glastonbury performance
.It was controversially announced on February 2, 2008 that Jay-Z would headline the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, becoming the first major hip hop artist to headline the British festival.^ I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay is the most consistent artist EVER in the hip-hop genre.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[50][51] .Tickets initially failed to sell out - with 100,000 being sold out of a possible 137,500. As the festival sold out in 2 hours the previous year critics blamed the choice of a hip hop artist as opposed to a rock band as the main problem,[52] although another possible cause is the preceding run of terrible weather and flooding that in 2007 made life at the festival very difficult.^ For a hip-hop artist to come out to a white dominated event and rock/indie dominated ...
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Festival didn't sell out for the first time in years.
  • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also think Emily Evis was right to book Jay-Z. It will be the talking point for years to come and although it almost killed her dad with worry it did rightly convey what Glasto is all about i.e lots of different types of music not just white rock bands (although they help to sell tickets).
  • Jay-Z's Glastonbury attack on Noel Gallagher | Music | guardian.co.uk 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[53] .Tickets eventually sold out in the final day before the festival.^ On September 8, 2009 @ 7:58 am Btw, tickets for the show sold out 15 minutes ago.
  • Necole Bitchie.com: So I’m guessing Jay-z Killed T-Pain’s Career… 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The final preparation before the festive celebration has begun.

^ SOLD OUT THE GARDEN IN A DAY!!
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One of the more outspoken critics of his selection was Noel Gallagher of Oasis fame, who criticised the organizers of the festival for scheduling Jay-Z as a headliner for the traditionally guitar-driven, stating "I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance.^ Just Checking" [Videodrone] Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip — After months of buildup, Jay-Z played his much-discussed headlining set at the Glastonbury Festival last night, and he opened it with a special dedication to Oasis' Noel Gallagher, who was quoted in the buildup to the festival as saying that Jay was an inappropriate addition to the Glasto bill because it was "built on a tradition of guitar music ."
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A while back Oasis’ lead singer, Noel Gallagher said having Jay-Z as a headliner for the traditionally guitar-driven Glastonbury Festival was insulting: “If it ain't broke don't fix it.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NO ONE as far as music, can be compared to him unless it Puffy or Russell..Jay is the muthafukin goat, LL shoulda been president b4 him but he not is he?
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go 'Kylie Minogue?'^ No chance… Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go ‘Kylie Minogue ?’ I don’t know about it.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you love music then go love music.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I don't know about it.^ Y’all don’t know shit about real hip-hop, i’m sorry (actually no i’m not but i’ll leave the text).
  • Jay-Z Speaks On Blueprint 3 Leaking | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don’t know about anyone else on here but I DO NOT want to be Jay-z, I think people who use that word so frequently need to look further into the word of hate.
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Again you didn’t talk about anything in this post that most people don’t already know but you claim to be a Mason.
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

.But I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury.^ He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having sold over 26 million units in the United States and 50 million worldwide.
  • Jay-Z Lyrics 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having Hip Hop on Saturday night when it was prob better off having the likes of Radiohead, Coldplay or Muse perform.
  • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's wrong."
[54]
.Controversy ensued in the months leading up to the event with artists, promoters and fans weighing in both for and against.^ Break Up To Make Up            Album: The Best Of Both Worlds (with R KELLY)          Artist: jay-z .
  • Lyrics - jay-z All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - JAY Z JAY-Z & R. KELLY JAY-Z AND MEMPHIS BLEEK JAY-Z AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. JAY-Z, BEANIE SIEGEL, MEMPHIS BLEEK : Lyrics And Songs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

.Jay-Z responded to this saying, "We don't play guitars, Noel, but hip hop has put in its work like any other form of music.^ I don’t think Jay will directly respond.
  • Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate | Marc Lynch 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC lynch.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: General]

^ T-Pain was Jay-Z if we would be responding like this.
  • Necole Bitchie.com: T-Pain Apologizes To Jay-z… 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: General]

^ I have to say not Jay’s best work.
  • Jay-Z Speaks On Blueprint 3 Leaking | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This headline show is just a natural progression. Rap music is still evolving. .We have to respect each other's genre of music and move forward."
[55] In response to Gallagher's criticism, Jay-Z opened his Glastonbury set with a tongue-in-cheek cover of Oasis's iconic song "Wonderwall".[56] His Glastonbury performance was heralded as a successful response to pre-festival criticism.^ Apparently the song is called Wonderwall by Oasis.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The rapper even surprised the crowd as he started his set by covering Oasis ' song "Wonderwall".
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z covers Oasis at Glastonbury (video) .
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57]
.He also headlined many other summer festivals in 2008, including Roskilde Festival in Denmark,[58] Hove Festival in Norway[59] and O2 Wireless Festival in London.^ Jay-Z's last headlining date at a festival was at Glastonbury in London, where he became the first rap headliner in the history of the festival.
  • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60] .Jay-Z also stated that after he finishing touring he will work on a new album.^ I could care less about a new Jay Z album the first single sounds like some shit Kanye rejected.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We Make The Crowd Move www.ususpects.com – New Jay-Z joint perhaps from his upcoming album.
  • eVIPlist / Search results for jay-z 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.eviplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay Z is a fuckin’ sellout and with the new video and album he is going outta he way 2 prove it.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[61] .Timbaland has previously stated that he will be producing the entire album.^ Travis Says: June 6th, 2009 at 7:43 am This song is bullshit for the pure fact that the song is produced by someone who’s entire album was autotune.
  • Jay-Z - DOA - Death of AutoTune | The Rap Up 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kanye makes an entire album using the autotune, and then goes on to assist in producing a song that rips it.
  • Jay-Z - DOA - Death of AutoTune | The Rap Up 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62] .Recently, however, Jay-Z went on record to say that it is not guaranteed to be a full Timbaland production.^ THExKM1 Says: August 23rd, 2009 at 4:39 pm Dear Timbaland: Remember when Jay asked you for the bounce during Fade To Black?
  • Nah Right » Jay-Z feat. Drake - Off That (prod. Timbaland) 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ ABCDEFGHJ Says: January 17th, 2010 at 1:08 pm i like jay music and all that but yo this dude went it hard, Jay you got an explanation to do lol .
  • A Christian Rapper Makes A Diss Record Going At Jay-Z | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay and Nas beef was all about selling records however I agree Nas is on a different level compared to Jay Z. .

[63] .During Kanye West's August 6, 2008 concert at Madison Square Garden, Jay-Z came out to perform a new song and he and Kanye proclaimed that it was to be on The Blueprint 3.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album The Blueprint By jay-z .
  • Lyrics - jay-z All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - JAY Z JAY-Z & R. KELLY JAY-Z AND MEMPHIS BLEEK JAY-Z AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. JAY-Z, BEANIE SIEGEL, MEMPHIS BLEEK : Lyrics And Songs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Brooklyn-born rapper will perform at Madison Square Garden on Friday....
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ I could care less about a new Jay Z album the first single sounds like some shit Kanye rejected.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[64] .On May 21, 2009, Jay-Z announced he would be parting ways with Def Jam, and had struck a multi-million dollar deal to sign with Live Nation, with whom he would start his Roc Nation imprint which would serve as a record label, talent/management agency, and music publishing company[65] and also partnered up with production team Stargate to start a record label called StarRoc.^ The album will come out on Atlantic Records after he bought out his Island Def Jam contract.
  • Nah Right » Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 Artwork 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He spent several successful years as the CEO of Def Jam Records before buying out his contract a few months ago to release his new album on his own label.
  • Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate | Marc Lynch 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC lynch.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: General]

^ But Jay’s has brought the ire of his former Roc partners, Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, and several artists on (or formally on) the Def Jam roster.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[66][67] .Jay-Z's 11th studio album The Blueprint 3 was originally to be released on September 11, 2009[68] but was instead released in North America on September 8, 2009 due to increasing anticipation.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album The Blueprint By jay-z .
  • Lyrics - jay-z All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - JAY Z JAY-Z & R. KELLY JAY-Z AND MEMPHIS BLEEK JAY-Z AND NOTORIOUS B.I.G. JAY-Z, BEANIE SIEGEL, MEMPHIS BLEEK : Lyrics And Songs 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ US release date: 8 September 2009 .
  • Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3 < Reviews | PopMatters 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z Young Forever Video with Mr. Hudson (Official) Shallow Nation — Here is the official Jay-Z Young Forever video and lyrics with Mr. Hudson in support of the third U.K. single from Blueprint 3, the multi-Grammy winning rapper’s 11th studio album.
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[69] .Its international release followed on September 14.[70] It is his 11th album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200[71] and has surpassed Elvis Presley's previous record, making him the current record holder.^ The LP sold over 476,000 copies its first week of release in the US. It becomes Jay-Z's 11th #1 LP which makes him the solo artist with the most #1 LPs in the history of Billboard LP charts (passing Elvis Presley ) and the #2 overall act having the most #1 LPs (behind The Beatles ).

^ UK release date: 14 September 2009 .
  • Jay-Z: The Blueprint 3 < Reviews | PopMatters 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' Will Arrive A Week Early 9/4/2001, USRN Jay-Z will release his latest album, The Blueprint next Tuesday (September 11), a week ahead of its scheduled release.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[7]
.On October 9, 2009, Jay-Z kicked off his tour for The Blueprint 3, during which he will support his new album in North America.^ On October 1, 2009 @ 7:13 am jay is the shit!
  • Necole Bitchie.com: T-Pain Apologizes To Jay-z… 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: General]

^ This is yet another single off of Jay-Z’s hit album, “The Blueprint 3″.
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Hip Hop 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hiphopblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Jay-Z produced by Timbo “Aint I” off the upcoming….Blueprint 3 album??
  • eVIPlist / Search results for jay-z 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.eviplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In a Shave Magazine review of his performance at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Jake Tomlinson expressed that "It was the type of smooth performance you would expect from the hip-hop superstar." The review gave this performance 4 stars. .His North American tour is scheduled to continue until November 22, 2009.[72] At his concert on November 8, 2009 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, Rihanna joined him on stage and performed “Hard” for the very first time, then performed “Run This Town” with Jay.^ Available on iTunes: Jay-Z Jay-Z ft Mr. Hudson – “Young Forever” Video — SMARTENUPNAS.COM Jay-Z ft Mr. Hudson – “Young Forever” Video …… i used to think this song was straight ass cheeks, that was until i seen jigga perform it at th e 911 concert.
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Hip Hop 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hiphopblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On July 2nd, Jay-Z performed in Philadelphia as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts.

^ Rihanna, Jay-Z to perform at American Music Awards 11/5/2009, AP Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Green Day and Carrie Underwood will be among the diverse roster of performers planning to take the stage at the American Music Awards in Los...
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

Enjoying their performances were Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Nicole Richie and Samantha Ronson, James Blunt, and Jamie Foxx.[73]
.Among his success, Jay-Z has ventured into producing Broadway shows.^ T-Pain: The auto-tunes king spoke on his Jay-Z beef this morning when he called into the Power 105 Morning Show and did a little venting.
  • Necole Bitchie.com: T-Pain Clears Up Jay-z Beef & Responds to Fabolous’s Diss 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z, Will Smith back Broadway show "Fela!"
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z And Mary J. Blige Put Their Hearts Into Mega-Hits, Duets At New Jersey Show Posted 3/31/08 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

.Along with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Jay-Z helped produced the play "Fela!," a musical celebrating the work of the late Nigerian star Fela Anikulapo Kuti.^ Reuters Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti that opens...
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Music Jay-Z has released a new song--apparently to celebrate Barack Obama's election as U.S. president.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and Hot Dance Club Play chart helping out Rihanna with " Umbrella ."

[74] .Jay-Z said he was inspired by the power of Kuti's work and his life story, which resulted in his interest to help produce the musical.^ Reuters Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti that opens...
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z is helping push their agenda thru music.
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

^ T-Pain responded this morning on Power 105 by saying that if he had a problem with someone, he’d go and address them to their face and if Fab had a problem with what he said about Jay-z in Vegas he should have said something.
  • Necole Bitchie.com: T-Pain Clears Up Jay-z Beef & Responds to Fabolous’s Diss 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[74] "Fela!" is a story about a African pioneer and political activist who made his first moves on the scene during the 1970s.[74]
.On January 23, 2010, Jay-Z released a track, Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour), with Rihanna, and U2's Bono and The Edge, as well as performing it at the Hope For Haiti Now telethon.^ For The Record: Quick News On Whitney & Bobby, 'Idol,' Bono, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Simon Cowell, Mel B. & More Posted 4/24/07 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z, Linkin Park Performing; BSB Presenting At VMAs Posted 8/23/01 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

^ Melissa Says: June 25th, 2009 at 10:23 am Check out Jay-Z’s “Death of Autotune” now on iTunes !!!
  • Jay-Z - DOA - Death of AutoTune | The Rap Up 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75]

Rapping technique

.Royce da 5'9" and Fredro Starr of Onyx both describe Jay-Z’s emphasis on flow in the book How to Rap - Fredro says that Jay-Z is “a master of the flow—he can flow fast, he can flow slow”[76].^ Roc Says: July 7th, 2009 at 4:25 am Ya’ll know jay-z if jay say jump just ask how fuckin high.
  • Jay-Z - DOA - Death of AutoTune | The Rap Up 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anonymous Says: June 6th, 2009 at 6:44 am I cant stand jay-z he should just shut the fuck up and leave rap alone..
  • Jay-Z - DOA - Death of AutoTune | The Rap Up 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Noel can say rap's not real music, Jay Z can show him up, as an artist, on his home turf no less.
  • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The book describes how Jay-Z uses ‘rests’ to provide structure to a verse[77] and how he uses ‘partial linking’ to add more rhymes to a verse[78].^ How many more guest appearances did Beanie Sigel make on a Jay-Z album after Dynasty?
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anonymous on October 5th, 2009 4:09 am Just a quick adjustment- to the fast part in verse 2, i believe jay says “for foreigners it ain’t fair they act like they forgot how to add”..
  • Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind Lyrics (ft Alicia Keys) : KillerHipHop.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lil' Kim Hosts Puffy, Jay-Z, More At Album Party Posted 6/28/00 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

.Jay-Z's early style is described by Vibe magazine as "a distinctly Das EFX-type, stiggety style" on his 12" single "Can't Get With That"[79], referring to the fast rhythms and vocal delivery of the group Das EFX.^ A Young Jay-Z Describes His Early Influences Posted 8/24/09 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

.He is also known to write lyrics in his head, as described by Pusha T of Clipse in How to Rap[80], a style popular with many MCs such as Notorious B.I.G.[81], Everlast[82], Bobby Creekwater[83] and Guerilla Black[84].^ He’s telling rappers that he wants rap to go back to just spitting sick lyrics not how many cool gadgets they can use every song.
  • Jay-Z - DOA - Death of AutoTune | The Rap Up 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC therapup.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then again how can you compare them Nas es lyrical ability is incredable whilst Jay dont even write his shit down he just spits.

^ I don’t think that he’s lyrically lost a step necessarily, but, like a lot of his fellow rappers that have been in the game for a hot minute, he’s stepping over a lot of people’s heads with how he approaches his work.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shock G of Digital Underground describes Jay-Z’s performance style, saying he “rarely breaks a sweat, and instead uses smoothness and clever wordplay to keep the audience interested and entertained”[85].^ The chorus from Alicia Keys was real smooth and Jay-Z comes with his usual style.
  • Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind Lyrics (ft Alicia Keys) : KillerHipHop.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z: Glastonbury Was 'Amazing' Starpulse Entertainment News — Jay-Z Rapper Jay-Z is ecstatic with the way his performance was received by revelers at English music festival Glastonbury - branding the experience "amazing."
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^ Anonymous Says: June 9th, 2009 at 9:33 am Jay is not saying EVERYONE stop using it.
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Business ventures

Jay-Z has also established himself as an entrepreneur like his fellow hip hop moguls, and friends, Russell Simmons, Dr. Dre and Sean "Diddy" Combs, who also have business holdings such as record companies and clothing lines. In an interview, he stated that "my brands are an extension of me. .They're close to me.^ Because they're not worried about people calling them gay when they're behind closed doors talki g business in comfort.
  • WHAT THE ....????? DIDDY AND Jay Z Rent A PRIVATE COUPLES Room Together . . . So That They Can RELAX . . . DRINK CHAMPAGNE . . . And WHATEVER ELSE!!! (Details Inside) - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

It's not like running GM, where there's no emotional attachment."[86]
He is the founder of the urban clothing brand Rocawear along with Damon Dash.[87] .Rocawear has clothing lines and accessories for men, women and children.^ You say that you are just as attracted to women and children as you are to men, but you simply choose not to act on that attraction to women and children?
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

.The line was taken over by Jay-Z in early 2006 following a falling out with co-founder Damon Dash.^ Jay-Z, Damon Dash Beef Detailed in Upcoming Documentary - The Boombox Music Blog www.theboombox.com – Hip-hop fans love a nice feud and many are eager to learn the details surrounding the beef that led to Jay-Z and Damon Dash's falling out.
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^ But Jay’s has brought the ire of his former Roc partners, Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, and several artists on (or formally on) the Def Jam roster.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If Jay Z and Beyonce are in this NWO believe me they are not important in the scheme things they would be the first ones to be taken out because they are so easily influenced.
  • Christian Rapper Rides on Illuminati Hov, Says Jay-Z “Has Some Explaining to Do” | Bossip.com 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

In March 2007, Jay-Z sold the rights to the Rocawear brand to Iconix Brand Group, for $204 million. .Jay-Z will retain his stake in the company and will continue to oversee the marketing, licensing and product development.^ Class Is In Session tycooning101.wordpress.com – Jay and company sells the lease to the Vegas 40/40 Club, the race for A Billi continues...
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[87][88] .He also co-owns The 40/40 Club, an upscale sports bar that started in New York City and has since expanded to Atlantic City and Chicago.^ He co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets.
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^ In addition, he co-owns The 40/40 Club, and is co-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team.
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.In 2008, the 40/40 club in Las Vegas was closed down and bought back by the hotel after attendance steadily declined, future plans will see 40/40 Clubs in Tokyo, and Singapore.^ After some questionable employment practices at 40/40 Club in Vegas, Jay-Z hit’s the press again.

^ People who are negligent of it are going to be very shocked when they see their churches closing down for various reasons.
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His club in Las Vegas has something to rival Enron in the works.

[89]
Jay-Z serves as co-brand director for Budweiser Select and collaborates with the company on strategic marketing programs and creative ad development. .He provides direction on brand programs and ads that appear on TV, radio, print, and high-profile events.^ I write copies for websites, print and TV ads and other ghost writing assignments that keep me fed.

[90] .He is a part-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team paying a reported $4.5 million for his share.^ In addition, he co-owns The 40/40 Club, and is co-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team.
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^ Jay-Z Officially Part Owner Of New Jersey Jets 8/14/2004, USRN Jay-Z, at long last, is now officially part-owner of the New Jersey Nets.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ It's Official: Jay-Z Is A Part-Owner Of New Jersey Nets Posted 8/12/04 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

He is interested in relocating the team to Brooklyn. In October 2005, he was reported in English media as considering buying a stake of Arsenal F.C., an English soccer team.[91] .He has also invested in a real estate development venture called J Hotels which recently acquired a $66 million mid-block parcel in Chelsea, New York.^ A peeved New York rapper is suing Jay-Z for $88 million, claiming the...
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^ LL Put out “New York New York” where he called NY rappers out and in the background is an “old blue eyes” New York New York, it was on point!!
  • Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind Lyrics (ft Alicia Keys) : KillerHipHop.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New York For information on restaurants, hotels in New York, it's useful to start at NYC's Visitor's Site (tel.

.Jay-Z and his partners are contemplating constructing a high-end hotel or an art gallery building on the newly acquired site which has the potential to go up about twelve stories.^ Ya'll put that story up about Diddy and Kim and I don't think it was up for more than 2 hours.
  • WHAT THE ....????? DIDDY AND Jay Z Rent A PRIVATE COUPLES Room Together . . . So That They Can RELAX . . . DRINK CHAMPAGNE . . . And WHATEVER ELSE!!! (Details Inside) - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z just comes accross as a bit too pumped up about his own self importance.
  • Jay-Z's Glastonbury attack on Noel Gallagher | Music | guardian.co.uk 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Diddy booked the room because Kim was going to show up ltr so in the meantime he invited Jay over to discuss business?lol...whatever .
  • WHAT THE ....????? DIDDY AND Jay Z Rent A PRIVATE COUPLES Room Together . . . So That They Can RELAX . . . DRINK CHAMPAGNE . . . And WHATEVER ELSE!!! (Details Inside) - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2009 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC www.mediatakeout.com [Source type: General]

[92]
Through his company Gain Global Investments Network LLC, had an interest estimated beteen 2 and 7% in the Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) consortium which in January 2010 was awarded a contract to operate a 4,500 slot machine racino at the Aqueduct Race Track. .Jay-Z became interested in the project after New York Governor David Paterson who awarded the contract said there had to be an affirmative action component to the ownership.^ Jay-Z dedicated his sold-out Sunday night concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York to rapper Kanye West's mother, who died over the weekend.
  • Jay-Z: News & Videos about Jay-Z - CNN.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Whatever your state of mind or current location, there is probably a remix of the Jay-Z/Alicia Keys ode to New York City "Empire State of Mind" available for your listening pleasure and localized for your hometown.
  • Jay-Z: News & Videos about Jay-Z - CNN.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ By the end of the month, a grand jury in New York indicted Jay-Z on 2 counts of attempted assault related to the alleged stabbing last December.

Jay-Z initially approached Steve Wynn who was also bidding on the contract. Wynn eventually dropped out of the bidding saying the process was too murky and confusing. He then joined AEG which at the time at the worst bid of the six running for the track. AEG upped its bid so that it eventually had the best deal for the state. The process is reported to be investigated by the U.S. prosecutors -- particularly in light of a charge that AEG won the bid two days after Queens politician Floyd Flake (who is also an investor in AEG) threatened to switch his support in the 2010 governor race from Paterson to Andrew Cuomo. New York house speaker Sheldon Silver has threatened not to sign off on the deal. Paterson has maintained there was no quid pro quo.[93] .On March 9, 2010, Jay-Z and Flake withdrew from the project and Paterson recused himself from further involvement.^ For whatever reason, Jay-Z is able to beautifully and eloquently express himself without the musical training unavailable to him as a child of the Marcy projects.
  • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[94][95]

Personal life

Relationship with Beyoncé

.Jay-Z's most public relationship has been with American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, a former member of Destiny's Child.^ The former Destiny's Child singer celebrate ...
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^ Jay-Z Says He Plans To Marry Beyonce 2/5/2004, USRN Rapper Jay-Z and singer Beyonce Knowles have been dating for almost two years, but the duo has been meticulous about keeping their relationship private.
  • http://ca.music.yahoo.com/ar-252780-news--JayZ 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC ca.music.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay is seen in the video describing the Destiny’s Child song “T-Sh ...
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.In 2002, Jay-Z & Beyoncé collaborated for the song "Bonnie & Clyde". Jay-Z also appeared on Knowles' hit single "Crazy In Love" and as well as "That's How You Like It" from her debut Dangerously in Love.^ Beyoncé , giving hubby Jay-Z a shout-out while accepting the MTV Europe Music Award for video of the year for “Single Ladies” .

^ Jay-Z topped the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 chart and Mainstream Top 40 chart with Beyonc Knowles on " Crazy In Love ."

^ Beyonce And Jay-Z - Crazy In Love 07.
  • Hear-It-First.Net » Jay-Z 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC hear-it-first.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On her second album, B'Day, he made appearances on the 2006 hits, "Déjà Vu" and "Upgrade U". In the video for the latter song, she comically imitates his appearance.^ I do not want to see a video made for this song.
  • Nah Right » Jay-Z feat. Drake - Off That (prod. Timbaland) 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CSV: January 2010 Edition — My Favorites of 2009 music Pictures, Images and Photos You saw my favorite albums, favorite album covers, favorite songs, and videos!
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I already thought that this song was ill, the video just made me appreciate it more.
  • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[96]
The couple generally avoid discussing their relationship. Beyoncé has stated that she believes that not publicly discussing their relationship has helped them. .Jay-Z said in a People article, "We don't play with our relationship.^ The man came on stage and said "In case you don't know, My name is Jay Z and Im pretty fucking awesome" - and he fucking was.
  • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I said, Jay Z played a film of Noel Gallagher, what he says, it shows footage of Noel Gallagher and quotes of what he says.
  • Jay-Z's Glastonbury attack on Noel Gallagher | Music | guardian.co.uk 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Jay fell off either cause yall don’t get it he’s too ahead or yall just sayin blueprint 3 is wack cause everybody else said so.
  • Jay-Z Speaks On Blueprint 3 Leaking | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[97] " They keep a low public profile despite being photographed at New Jersey Nets home games and while on vacation in Cannes in 2007.
.On April 4, 2008, it was reported by People that Knowles and Jay-Z had been married at a private ceremony in New York City.^ Carter married Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008.
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^ Get a weekly dose of stories on friendship, love and misadventures in New York City.
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^ Here's their report: Diddy and Jay-Z checked out CV Lounge's private couples room, which owner Matthew Isaacs rents out for $5,000 a night.
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[9] .It became a matter of public record on April 22, 2008, [98] but Knowles did not publicly debut her $5 million Lorraine Schwartz-designed wedding ring until the Fashion Rocks concert on September 5, 2008 in New York City.^ April 17, 2008 6:22 PM .

^ April 17, 2008 8:22 PM .

^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York), is an American rapper and former president and CEO of Roc A Fella Records.
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[99]

Philanthropy

Jay-Z attends President Barack Obama's staff party during the January 2009 inaugural festivities.
During his retirement, Jay-Z also became involved in philanthropic activity. .On August 9, 2006, he met with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the organization's headquarters in New York City.^ JAY-Z will make a triumphant hometown appearance on March 2nd when he returns to Madison Square Garden with a performance that is sure to galvanize New York City fans.
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^ Jay a notamment rencontr Kofi Annan, alors secrtaire gnral des Nations Unies, lors d'une confrence au sige des Nations Unies New York.
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The rapper pledged to use his upcoming world tour to raise awareness of–and combat–global water shortage. .Already on the look-out for a way to, in his own words, "become helpful", he had been made aware of this issue during a visit to Africa.^ I called Jay and I said can you come out on my set [during Summer Jam] and do the D.O.A song, it’ll be a big look for me and you.
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^ Jay-Z Tapes 'Unplugged' And Scores Legal Victory 11/21/2001, USRN Jay-Z taped a performance for Unplugged on Sunday (November 18) and was joined by Mary J. Blige, who made a surprise appearance to help Jay-Z out during his set.
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^ During pregnancy such procedures, like weighing and pressure measurement, become usual, they are taken every time a woman visits an antenatal clinic.

[100] The effort took place in partnership with the UN,[101] as well as MTV, which produced a documentary entitled Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life, first airing in November 2006.[102]
.Along with Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay-Z pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross' relief effort after Hurricane Katrina.^ Ten summers later, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has come to personify the new “American Dream” for millions the world over.
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^ Cristal, the champagne that has been name-checked in songs by rappers like Lil' Kim, Snoop Dogg, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50...
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^ Beyonce, Diddy, Red Carpets, Hot Club Action: Atlantic City, Meet Jay-Z Posted 10/26/05 .
  • Jay-Z | Latest Breaking News | MTV 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: General]

[103] .Jay-Z stated his support for Kanye West after the latter's outburst against President Bush during a live Katrina charity telethon.^ Jay-Z topped the UK single chart with help from Rihanna and Kanye West with " Run This Town ."

^ Jay-Z, Rihanna, West to kick off Leno's new show 8/6/2009, AP Jay Leno's new prime-time series is going to kick off with a performance by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West.
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^ Jay-Z pays tribute to Kanye West's mother 11/12/2007, Yahoo!
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[104] He also addressed the issue of the Katrina disaster, and the government's response, in his song "Minority Report".[105]

Discography

Studio albums
  • Reasonable Doubt (1996)
  • In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)
  • .Hard Knock Life">Vol.^ Hard Knock Life spawned the biggest hit of his career at the time, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)".
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    • Jay Z (Shawn Carter) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hard Knock Life (The Ghetto Anthem) (12", Promo) .
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    ^ Jay-Z Tops Again; Black Sabbath And Aerosmith Debut 10/28/1998, USRN His latest album maybe titled Volume 2...Hard Knock Life.
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    2... Hard Knock Life
    (1998)
  • .Life and Times of S. Carter" class="mw-redirect">Vol.^ Personal life Criminal charges Jay-Z was accused of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Riviera for what he perceived was Riveria's bootlegging of Vol 3...Life and Times of S. Carter.
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    • Jay-Z - News, Vides and Photos | ULink Page 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.uproxx.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Life and Times of S. Carter View In iTunes 9 MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z (Live) View In iTunes 10 The Blueprint 3 View In iTunes 11 Collision Course View In iTunes 12 In My Lifetime Vol.
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    ^ Released in the last week of 1999, Vol 3: The Life and Times of S. Carter tops the Billboard charts, selling almost half-a-million copies in the first week.
    • Jay-Z - Beyond Reasonable Doubt 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.exclaim.ca [Source type: General]

    3... Life and Times of S. Carter
    (1999)
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)
  • The Blueprint (2001)
  • The Blueprint²: The Gift & The Curse (2002)
  • The Black Album (2003)
  • Kingdom Come (2006)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • The Blueprint 3 (2009)
Collaboration albums
Compilation albums

Awards

Filmography

References

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.Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is an American rapper and is the current president and CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records and the former president and CEO of Def Jam.^ Profile Articles Videos Fans Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), popularly known as Jay-Z , (or by a variety of stage names including S. Carter , Iceberg , Jigga , Jay-Hova , Hova , Hov , and Young Hov ) is an american hip-hop artist and former president and CEO of Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records.

^ Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), [1] better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman.
  • Jay-Z Ringtones - Latest MP3 Ringtone Downloads 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.thehonorsystem.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why do the president of Def Jam thing?
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is one the most financially successful American hip-hop artists.^ Hip-Hop Laws of Success (2006) .
  • Jay-Z DVDs, Jay-Z DVD Rentals, Rent Jay-Z Movies at Netflix Today 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ Jay-Z is considered one of the best hip-hop artists of his time.
  • Jay-Z on TV.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay-Z: I think I'm one of the top, if not the top, hip hop artists.

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  • Jay Hov about to change my name to Jay Peso/but in a meantime called me William H though/ on a platium yamaha got the engine gunnin / throwin it up like liquor on an empty stomach.^ Beyonc and Jay Z change their names .
    • Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: :: Keyword search for JAY Z :: Page 1 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.dailystar.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Beyonce and Jay-Z change their names!
    • "Young Forever" Jay-Z | Mr. Hudson (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jay-Z and U2 rocker Bono have teamed up to record a song about Haiti to raise money for relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged country.
    • Jay-Z is the Hottest MC, Lil Wayne & Drake follow - Hip Hop Galaxy 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

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    • Change the Game, Roc la Familia
  • For nine six, the only mc wit a flu / Yeah I rhyme sick I be what you tryin to do / Made a fortune off Peru, expedite, china white heron / Nigga please like short sleeves I bear arms.^ The Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000 (2000) .
    • Download albums Jay-Z Mp3 from imesh.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.imesh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How has the game changed for you?
    • Jay-Z Interview! « GiDiLIVE 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC gidilive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dear Phillies, Philly Fans, and the Rest of Yankee-Hating America, Remember the face you all made when listening to Jigga The Greek the night of Game 2?
    • Articles Tagged "Jay Z" - BlackBook 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

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  • Hand gettin the mic.^ I know it’s not Reasonable Doubt [1996].
    • Jay-Z Interview! « GiDiLIVE 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC gidilive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt - 14 - Regrets by Jay-Z on Reasonable Doubt Jay Z - Jay Z ft Pharell - Excuse Me Miss by Jay-Z on Blue Print: The Gift And The Curse Brooklyn (Go Hard) (Ft.
    • Jay-Z | Grooveshark - Listen to Free Music Online - Internet Radio - Free MP3 Streaming 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC listen.grooveshark.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Brooklyn's Finest (1996) was sampled in 300 Bars and Runnin' by The Game (2006) Rude Bastard by M.O.P. (2009) .
    • Jay-Z's Sample-Based Music and Cover Songs | WhoSampled 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.whosampled.com [Source type: General]

    Forgettin all I ever knew, convenient amnesia. .I suggest you call my lawyer, I know the procedure.^ You know my track record.
    • Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind Lyrics (ft Alicia Keys) : KillerHipHop.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ King RT GREAT songs GREAT beats GREAT every thing its the BEST album of 2009 i REALLY SUGGEST you buy it i alredy have the whole album on my i pod .
    • The Blueprint 3 by Jay-Z – Download The Blueprint 3 on iTunes 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Let us know if you have any suggestions or comments that will help make the site better.
    • JayZ - Denver, CO : Like Me 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.likeme.net [Source type: General]

    .Lock my body, can't trap my mind; easily, explains why we adapt to crime.^ During my weekly legal commentary on the Legal Broadcast Network, I explain why this case could just be the tip of the iceberg.
    • Sean Carter's Lawpsided View of the Law: August 2009 17 September 2009 1:52 UTC lawhumorist.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not to mention his devil lyrics goes; Illuminati want my mind, soul, and my body .
    • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He says through a mobb deep hook Illuminati got my mind soula and my body.He’s a ***** for these devils..
    • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I'd rather die enormous than live dormant, that's how we on it.^ I'd rather die enormous than live dormant.
    • Jay Z (Shawn Carter) - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I'd rather die enormous than live dormant.
    • Jay Z - ModelCruz.com Rank 64 Top Famousmen Year 2009 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.modelcruz.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Drake is a product of the MACHINE. The same MACHINE that wants to tell us how to live, what to like, what to think and when to die.
    • Jay-Z // Current 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Whoever said illegal was the easy way out couldn't understand the mechanics / And the workings of the underworld, granted / Nine to five is how to survive - I ain't trying to survive / I'm trying to live it to the limit and love it a lot / Life's ills poison my body / I used to say 'Fuck mic skills' / And never prayed to God, I prayed to Gotti / That's right it's wicked - that's life, I live it / Ain't asking for forgiveness for my sins
  • Hov' is back, life stories told through rap / Niggas actin' like I sold you crack / Like I told you sell drugs - No!^ All I’m saying is you have to respect his gangsta and the way he worked the system, ain’t no nigga ever do it like that.
    • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She wants to be loved, cared for and repeatedly told how much you love her.
    • Anniversary Cards, Free Anniversary eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 17 September 2009 1:52 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Haven’t I gone out of my way to say that’s not the case?
    • BLUNT RAPPS » Video: Jay-Z Meets Grizzly Bear 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.cocaineblunts.com [Source type: General]

    / .Hov' did that so hopefully you won't have to go through that
  • I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell / I am a hustler, baby, I'll sell water to a well
  • Six oohie, jewels drippin, big toolie / I ball for real, y'all niggas is Sam Bowie / And with the third pick - I made the earth sick / M.J., him Jay, fade away perfect"
  • Niggas pray and pray on my downfall, But every time I hit the ground I bounce up like round ball
  • On repeat, the CD of B.I.G.'s 'Me and My Bitch' / Watching Bonnie and Clyde, pretending to be that shit / Empty gun in your hand saying, 'Let me see that clip' / Shopping sprees, pull out your Visa quick / A nigga had very bad credit, you helped me lease that whip / You helped me get the keys to that V dot 6 / We was so happy poor but when we got rich / That's when our signals got crossed, and we got flipped
  • Motherfuckers say that I'm foolish I only talk about jewels / Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it?^ Everyone it talking about the same shit.
    • Jay-Z // Current 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They all just trying to sell garbage, but at least someone has balls to speak of Jay Z and not afraid like a bitch.
    • Necole Bitchie.com: So I’m guessing Jay-z Killed T-Pain’s Career… 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one is going to question you!
    • Jay-z | The Frisky 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    / .See I'm influenced by the ghetto you ruined / That same dude you gave nothing, I made something doing
  • Goodbye to the game all the spoils, the adrenaline rush / Your blood boils, you in a spot, knowin' cops could rush / you in the drop, you so easy to touch / No two days are alike, except the 1st and 15th pretty much / And trust, is a word you seldom hear from us / Hustlers, we don't sleep, we rest one eye up / And a drought could define a man when the well dries up / You learn the worth of water / Without work you thirst 'til you die, yup!^ It has made the word "pimp" something to aspire to.
    • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I am sure you could come up with something better than that!
    • Rush Responds to Jay-Z | The FOX Nation 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.thefoxnation.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not one man can tell you what you cannot do.
    • Necole Bitchie.com: So I’m guessing Jay-z Killed T-Pain’s Career… 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I'm not a biter, I'm a writer for myself and others / I say a B.I.G. verse, I'm only biggin' up my brother / Biggin' up my borough, I'm big enough to do it / I'm that thorough, plus I know my own flow is foolish / So them rings and things you sing about, bring 'em out / It's hard to yell when the bar-rell's in your mouth
  • Pop died, didn't cry, didn't know him that well / Between him doin' heroin and me doin' crack sales / With that in the eggshell, standin' at the tabernacle / Rather the church, pretendin' to be hurt - wouldn't work / So a smirk was all on my face / Like damn, that man's face is just like my face / So pop, I forgive you for all the shit that I lived through / It wasn't all your fault homey, you got caught
  • If skills sold / Truth be told / I'd probably be / Lyricly / Talib Kweli / Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense / (But i did five Mil) / I ain't been rhymin like Common since -- When your sense got that much in common / And you been hustlin since / Your inception / Fuck perception / Go with what makes sense / Since / I know what I'm up against / We as rappers must decide what's most impor-tant
  • I never asked for nothin' I don't demand of myself / Honesty, loyalty, friends and then wealth / Death before dishonor and I tell you what else / I tighten my belt 'fore I beg for help / Foolish pride is what held me together through the years / I wasn't felt which is why I ain't never played myself / I just play the hand I'm dealt, I can't say I've never knelt / Before God and asked for better cards at times to no avail / But I never sat back feelin sorry for myself / If you don't give me heaven I'll raise hell ('Til it's heaven)
  • If you're havin' girl problems I feel bad for you son / I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one.^ J & 50 make shit on their own.50 may have niggaz from his crew but @ least thats all he fuck with.all these other niggaz know they wont sale shit if they did & album like J & 50.
    • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just by listening to it you can hear his pain, and how him feelings about everything.
    • The Blueprint 3 reviews at Metacritic.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When I started living life, it became more about the shit I was doing.
    • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Countdown to Kingdom Come 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • "If you hear 99 problems but a bitch ain't one, you think - this guy is talking about women, but I am not.^ So what do you think about the plan?

    ^ If you did, what did you think about it?
    • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You guys are the ones that can't handle it.
    • Jay-Z Photos & Pics | Jay-Z Defends Kanye's VMA Outburst! 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC x17online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I am not talking about women at all.^ Z.and all these thing that are talked about.
    • JAY-Z LYRICS 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Read the lyrics again, what is Jay really saying," Lord forgive him we all have sinned" - He's talking about Lucifer.
    • JAY-Z LYRICS 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The rest spend all their time talking about making it big and blinging while having to support their baby’s mamas.
    • Jay-Z Cashes in With Rocawear Deal - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    .In the first verse I am talking about the industry, magazines and radio.^ Rihanna (19) told People Magazine: "I just found out from a mutual friend that guys will talk to Jay first before they try...
    • Armani Exchange Styletraxx: Search Results 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.styletraxx.com [Source type: General]
    • Armani Exchange Styletraxx: Search Results 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.styletraxx.com [Source type: General]

    ^ INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Jay-Z inteviewed by Interview Magazine 3XGP.COM is all about MUSIC-FASHION-SPORTS-GOSSIP - Updated Daily — ...
    • Jay-Z - Music 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You can’t be thinking progressively about this industry if you’re still talking about albums.

    I am using that as a metaphor. .And in the sencond verse I am talking about a K9, which is a female dog, which is a bitch.^ Talk about a two-toned dog whistle!

    ^ THEN U WONT BE TRYING TO TALK ABOUT MOTHA FUCKAS WHO MADE IT ALREADY! HATIN AZZ BITCHES GO SUCK A DICK QUICK BITCH!)))) coooooo-sign!!!
    • Video: Jay-Z Saying Beanie Sigel Crossed That Line On His Diss Tracks & Shock To Him [Audio] 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And then in the third verse I am talking about a guy trying to punk me.^ What are YOU trying to talk about?
    • jay-z « Girltalk 24/7 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC thatgirllisa.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Rihanna (19) told People Magazine: "I just found out from a mutual friend that guys will talk to Jay first before they try...
    • Armani Exchange Styletraxx: Search Results 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.styletraxx.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Of all the acts I saw over the weekend HE was they guy everyone was talking about.
    • Jay-Z Covers "Wonderwall" At Glastonbury - Video - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So I am not talking about a female at no time in that song.^ This is what caused Guns N’ Roses to take 14 years to create an album that no one gave a shit about by the time it finally came out.

    ^ On his “Kingdom Come” album” (not his best work, but ok), Jay-Z even made song called “30 Something” where he talks about 30 being the new 20.

    ^ Yall STILL talk about Cars in Every song!
    • Defsounds — Think Different — Jay-Z - Jockin Jay-Z (Dirty/CDQ) 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.defsounds.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But if you just hear the record, 99 problems but a bitch ain't one, you'll think that I am talking about about women, but I am not, at no point in the song."^ I just want you to hear what I'm about and what I'm doing..
    • kanYe West : Blog : JAY-Z & SANTOGOLD'S "BROOKLYN (GO HARD)" 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.kanyeuniversecity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one is going to question you!
    • Jay-z | The Frisky 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His points are irrelevant and no one cares.
    • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

  • I’m already the GOAT, the next stop is the billie
    • “I Get Money Remix”
  • If you kill me you're famous,
If I kill you, I’m brainless, What’s a nigga to do?
    • "Streets Is Watching"
  • I’ve got demons in my past so I’ve got daughters on the way,
If the prophecy is correct then the child should have to pay, For the sins of the father so I barter my tomorrows against my yesterday’s In hopes that she’ll be okay
    • "Beach Chair"
  • No compass comes with this life, just eyes,
so to map it out you must look inside, sure books could guide you but your heart defines you, chica
    • "Beach Chair"
  • there's heaven, then there's hell niggas
.One day your cruisin in your 7 next day your sweatin forgettin your lies Alibis ain't matchin up, bullshit catchin up Hit with the rico, they repo your vehico' Everything was all good just a week ago 'Bout to start bitchin' ain't you?^ I ain’t got time for all that you say, she say.

^ I know it just starts when you get the hit.
  • XXLmag.com - » Jay-Z Can’t Stop This 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You’ll just need your phone to call it up.
  • Jay-Z Interview! « GiDiLIVE 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC gidilive.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ready to start snitchin' ain't you?^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
  • Jay-Z 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I'll forgive your weak ass, hustlin' just ain't you Aside from the fast cars; honey's that shake they ass at bars you know you wouldn't be involved with the underworld dealers, carriers of mac-millers East coast bodiers, west coast cap peelers Little monkey niggas turn gorillas
    • "Dead Presidentz I"
  • Rumor has it "The Blueprint" classic
Couldn't even be stopped by Bin Laden So September 11th marks the era forever of a revolutionary Jay Guevera
    • "The Bounce"
  • I heard motherfuckers saying they made Hov
Made Hov say, "Ok so, make another Hov"
    • "Lost Ones"
  • I'm still here mon frere I know the cross I bear,
.They like, that's why they call you Hov?^ Why do you think the world is like it is.
  • A Christian Rapper Makes A Diss Record Going At Jay-Z | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You are right but your forgetting one thing I have NEVER told anyone they are going to hell…that like you said is judging.
  • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like they would let a roach like you in on the secrets.
  • Christian Rapper Rides on Illuminati Hov, Says Jay-Z “Has Some Explaining to Do” | Bossip.com 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

I'm like yea I'm like air, little shots go through me, won't tear One tissue no tears, no tissue not an issue
    • "Dig a Hole"
  • Now you know yo' ass is Willie when they got you in the mag
for like half a billy, and yo' ass ain't lily white that mean that shit you write must be illy Either that or your flow is silly - it's both I don't mean to boast, but damn if I don't brag Them crackers gon' act like I ain't on they ass The Martha Stewart, that's far from Jewish Far from a Harvard student, just had the balls to do it
    • "What More Can I Say"
  • While I'm watchin every nigga watchin me closely
my shit is butter for the bread they wanna toast me I keep my head, both of them where they supposed to be Hoes'll get you sidetracked then clap from closed feet
.
    • "Can I Live"
  • But reality bites and this is her life / He wasn't really her husband though he called her wife / It was just this night, when the moon was full and the stars were just right and her dress was real tight / He had her sounding like Lisa Lisa / "Wonder if I take you home, will you still love me after this night" / Mike was the hard head from around the way / That she wanted all her life / Cause she wanted all the hype / She used to hold on tight when he wheelied on the bike / He was a Willie all her life / He wasn't really the one to like / There was a dude name Chi, who would really treat her right / He wanted to run to the country to escape the city life / But Isis, liked this, Broadway life / She loved the Gucci sneakers / The Red, Green and White / Hanging out the window when she first seen him fight / So turned on that she had to shower twice*
      • "Meet The Parents" - Blueprint 2 The Gift and The Curse (2002)
  • I guess it's just the need to be heard / I need niggas to say / I can't believe your words / I'm just an addict / Addicted to music / Thoughts is sporadic / I gotta un-confuse it / Sorta like a Rubik's Cube is / Every albums' a color / But I fuck up the other / Color / (laughs) I guess I'm more like / A bitch with a belly but her ass is right / (laughs) Y'all don't understand me still / I never enjoy my success but my family will / And I'm alright with that / So the rap Jerry Rice is back / To fulfill a need / Though I lead the league / I pray everyday I travel at God Speed / Not a minute slower cause the minute you Hova / Everybody praying for your spinach to slow up / It's sad but it's true / But nigga's ass gone turn blue / Holding' ya breath, cause the force that's controlling my step / Won't let me lose it till I'm undisputed / Until I'm one with the music / Till I'm dead and gone in search of the perfect song* - ***"Addicted to the Game" - Blueprint 2 (Unreleased and Underground) (2002)
  • This ain't no tall order, this nothing to me / Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week.^ I dont even want no money just one night in B shoes and thats it.

    ^ "They say you don't want me here, Glastonbury, Now tell me, where is the love?"
    • Video - Jay-Z @ Glastonbury 2008 - Noel Gallagher, Music 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one is going to question you!
    • Jay-z | The Frisky 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "Diamonds from Sierra Leone"
  • No one in the corner got a bop like this/ 'don't wear skinny jeans coz my knots so thick/ No one in the coner got pockets like this/ so I rock ROC jeans coz my pockets so thick...^ There are few artists out there that can rock a crowd like Jay Z can, so its no wonder so many fans want to see him.
    • Jay-Z Tickets - Buy Jay Z tickets for the 2010 Jay Z Blueprint 3 tour at Ticket Liquidator 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.ticketliquidator.com [Source type: General]
    • Jay-Z Tickets - Buy Jay Z tickets for the 2010 Jay Z Blueprint 3 tour at Ticket Liquidator 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC www.ticketliquidator.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm like f**k critics you can kiss my whole a**h**, If you don't like my lyrics you can press fast forward.

    ^ I’ll tell you what I just said yesterday to somebody: ‘Didn’t I tell you don’t use no f- flash on my daughter?’” .

    .
    • "Swagga Like Us"
  • You can pay for school, but you can't buy class
    • "Swagga Like Us"
  • With the same sword they knight you, they gon' good night you with/Shit, that's only half if they like you/That ain't even the half what they might do/Don't believe me, ask Michael/See Martin, see Malcolm/See Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome/See Jesus, see Judas/See Caesar, see Brutus, see success is like suicide/Suicide, this is whos inside/If you succeed, prepare/to be crucified/Media meddles, niggaz sue you, you settle/Every step you take, they/remind you you're ghetto/So it's tough being Bobby Brown/To be Bobby then, you have to be/Bobby now/And the question is, "Is to have had and lost/Better than not having at all?"^ Swagga Like Us [Clean] lyrics .
    • Jay-Z Lyrics 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.lyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Aha, now you’re caught!
    • Celebrity gossip – see it our way :: Celebrity Gossip :: JayZ and Beyonce caught kissing 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.gossiportruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jay does it better than all .
    • Necole Bitchie.com: T-Pain Clears Up Jay-z Beef & Responds to Fabolous’s Diss 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "Lost(remix)" by Coldplay Feat.^ CONTINUE READING NEW COLDPLAY (FEAT. JAY-Z) - "LOST+" » .
      • Jay-Z on Stereogum 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Jay-Z on Stereogum 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC cdn.stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Jay-Z is on better terms with another English band Coldplay, however and appears on a remix to their single "Lost."
      • Jay-Z - Beyond Reasonable Doubt 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.exclaim.ca [Source type: General]

      ^ CONTINUE READING NEW COLDPLAY (FEAT. JAY-Z) VIDEO - "LOST+" » .
      • Jay-Z on Stereogum 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
      • Jay-Z on Stereogum 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC cdn.stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .Jay-Z
  • Thank God for Cool Herc/ Without this shit I probably would’ve got murked/ Shout outs to Grandmaster Flash and the cash/ And even Jazz bum ass..^ [Jay-Z Talking] Thank you, thank you very much For comin’ out this evening .
    • Lyrics for The Blueprint 3 « Jay-Z.com: The Official Jay-Z Website 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.jay-z.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ GOD M.C HOVA 2009-09-14 11:08:26 Guest JAY SWAGG IZ JUS THE SHIT!!!!
    • Video: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Perform "Empire State Of Mind" (Lil Mama Comes Crashin In Towards End Of Performance) 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Anyway, Jay knows what he is doing, explained things, Dame made a milli, even Jaz-O made stacks, probably would have more, but he didnt sign his contract!
    • Jay-Z Speaks On Blueprint 3 Leaking | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • "I Do It For Hip-Hop" with Ludacris and Nas
  • "There is no social commentary in night clubs"
  • "If Jesus' payin LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade/
3 dice cee-lo/ 3 card marley/ Labor Day parade/ rest in peace Bob Marley/Statue of Liberty/ long live the World Trade"
    • "Empire State of Mind" Blueprint 3

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  • I never lost sense of who I was — not for a day, not before I had a record deal, and certainly not after.^ That what these rich folks who lost there senses forget.
    • Christian Rapper Rides on Illuminati Hov, Says Jay-Z “Has Some Explaining to Do” | Bossip.com 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For someone who has even made dis records defending Jay against Nas and was very close to signing to Rocafella this is certainly a shift.

    ^ The rapper's deal with Live Nation certainly makes sense for him.
    • Jay-Z: News & Videos about Jay-Z - CNN.com 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    .I believe that's why I'm sitting right here with you today.^ Why should we believe you?
    • A Christian Rapper Makes A Diss Record Going At Jay-Z | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you had to believe in a higher power (GOD) why would they allow him to be a mason as a Satanist?
    • Jay-Z Taunts Fans With Illuminati Symbolism | Bossip.com 25 January 2010 7:21 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Jay-Z sold his soul thats his problem so Why are any of you worring about it just make sure you have your life right.
    • Christian Rapper Rides on Illuminati Hov, Says Jay-Z “Has Some Explaining to Do” | Bossip.com 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It didn't change it one bit.
  • Death don't discriminate, it eliminate all.^ After all, he tweeted at one point that he "really don't hate jay's old music, but this new sh!t is convalescent home elevator music."
    • Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate | Marc Lynch 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC lynch.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just Blaze claimed to do tracks on there too....I don't believe it will be all one producer.
    • Jay-Z "Jockin Jay-Z" - Full Song & Lyrics 9 January 2010 14:20 UTC www.hiphopmusic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don’t worry we all know the answer to that = quite a bit, and you know why because it’s true, LOL… .
    • Christian Rapper Rides on Illuminati Hov, Says Jay-Z “Has Some Explaining to Do” | Bossip.com 17 January 2010 21:27 UTC bossip.com [Source type: Original source]

    [it is from the sittin sideways remix with him and lupe]
  • Brothers get bank and borrow, still feel sorrow, with Jay Z like Zorro, get in that ass better luck tomorrow

References

  1. The Greatest MCs of All Time MTV. Retrieved on 2006-12-26

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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York) better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. Jay-Z co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets NBA team. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and businessmen in America.[1].

Jay-Z has several nicknames, "Jigga", "Hova", and "the greatest rapper alive". He is married to diva superstar Beyonce Knowles. He has released the following albums during his career:

  • Reasonable Doubt
  • The Life & Times Of S. Carter Vol.1
  • The Life & Times Of S. Carter Vol.2
  • The Life & Times Of S. Carter Vol.3
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
  • The Blueprint
  • MTV Unplugged
  • The Blueprint 2 : The Gift & The Curse
  • The Blueprint 2.1
  • The Black Album
  • Kingdome Come
  • American Gangster
  • The Blueprint 3

References

  1. The Greatest MCs of All Time MTV. Retrieved on 2006-12-26


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