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#3 of 10 from Music soothes the soul by
“Jay-Z, as a commenter on my Google Buzz pointed out so elegantly, was "nuts up front." I'm still trying to dissect exactly what that means but I do know that Jay-Z brought the
#1 of 15 from Coachella 2010: Blown Away By... by
“Smooth. Gritty. Charismatic. Jay-Z will go down as one of the highest ranking in the rap pantheon. While sometimes I feel that he is overrated, one of his own lines sums it all
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#1 of 10 from Greatest MCs of ALL TIME. by
“This place is for Jay-Z only for the song "hello brooklyn" and his love affair with Beyonce. But hello Brooklyn" is a himn for New York 'streets.”
#7 of 16 from Best urban music by
“Of all the modern Hip Hop Rappers out there today I think Jay Z is the best. His music isn't only catchy, it's good. His Black Album was a great CD. I remember driving around in
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“I'm not going to lie. It's been a rough year for hip hop. Rappers turning awkwardly emotional, others getting locked up, and some who are getting record deals for talents I'm
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About this musician


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),[1] better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America[2] having had a net worth of over $150 million in 2009.[3] He has sold approximately 40 million albums worldwide,[4] while receiving ten Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous more nominations.[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. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings,[6] one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200.[7] Jay-Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist; they are: "Heartbreaker" with Mariah Carey, "Crazy in Love" with Beyoncé, "Umbrella" with Rihanna and "Empire State of Mind" featuring Alicia Keys.

Along with his financial and musical success, Jay-Z is known for quarreling 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 superstar Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008.[9] On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th best overall artist of the 2000–2009 decade by Billboard Magazine. ...

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Nationality: American
Instruments: Vocals
Genre: Rap & Hip-Hop
Birth Date: December 4, 1970
Gender: Male
Height: 75 inches
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