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Jay-Z  Biography:

Shawn Corey Carter all so know as S-dot, Young Hov,Jazzy,Hova,Jigga,J-Hova, Jiggaman, Iceberg Slim, Lucky Lefty and Joe Camel was born 4th of December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G. He initial began launching records in the later part of the 1980’s. About 1990, he made an appearance on records by his close friend Jaz (“The Originators”) and Original Flavor (“Can I Get Open”), and at a later date scored an underground hit single with 1995’s “In My Lifetime”. Drawing on Jaz’s dealings with mercenary labels, Jay-Z founded his own Roc-A-Fella imprint in ninety six along with entrepreneur Damon Dash together with Kareem “Biggs” Burke.

Jay Z NY lyrics on his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, proceeded to go on to acquire gold sales and created the US number 50 pop single “Ain’t No Nigga”/”Dead Presidents”, featuring future rap celebrity Foxy Brown. The album, which reached US number 23 in July, mesmerized fans utilizing a mix of hard-hitting street lyrics and rhymes, epitomized by the collaboration together with Notorious B.I.G. on “Brooklyn’s Finest”.

The follow-up In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 was launched in the aftermath of Notorious B.I.G.’s homicide, and debuted at US number three in November 1997. Showcasing guest performances from Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Too Short, Blackstreet and DJ Premier, this sombre and extremely personal record included the stand-out tracks “You Must Love Me” and “Where I’m From”.

Even though in demand as a guest artist, Jay-Z found the hours to write, produce, and direct the semi-autobiographical short Streets Is Watching. The gold-selling soundtrack unveiled a number of of Roc-A-Fella’s rising stars, such as Memphis Bleek, Rell as well as Diamonds In The Rough, and featured the hit single “It’s Alright”.

Jay Z songs became a major hits. Songs such as, “Can I Get A …” and “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”, the latter built around a line from the musical Annie. One of the more weird samples to be used on a hip-hop song, the single however became an worldwide hit (UK number 2, December 1998/US number 15, March 1999). The record of the same name featured hotshot producer Timbaland, in addition to the normal team of Ski and DJ Premier. Guest rappers included DMX, Foxy Brown and Too Short, on a package that watered down Jay-Z’s hard-hitting lyrical edge in an effort to corner the crossover industry.

Vol. 2– Hard Knock Life effortlessly prevailed in its aim, remaining at United States number one for 5 weeks before ultimately being deposed by Alanis Morissette’s new record. Regardless of a hectic lifestyle as a guest producer/writer and rapper, Jay-Z nevertheless found the time to get into the studio and record tracks for his brand new album. Launched in December 1999, Vol. 3 … Life And Times Of S. Carter verified his status as one of hip-hop’s most well-liked artists when it topped the album charts the next 30 days. The following year’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia 2000, another United States chart-topper, was initially planned as a supergroup collaboration with fellow Roc-A-Fella rappers Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek along with Amil.

Jay-Z Blueprint 3, released September 11, 2001. Its launch was set a week before than initially projected in order to fight bootlegging. In spite of its release coinciding with the 9/11 strikes, The Blueprint distributed over 426,000 copies in its opening week, turning into Jay-Z’s fourth sequential album to achieve number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It was qualified double platinum as sales stand at over two million units in the U.S. The Blueprint features soul-based sampling and production managed primarily by Kanye West as well as Just Blaze.

Jay-Z concerts with fellow Roc-A-Fella artist and songs has made him one of the most fiscally successful hip hop performers and business men in America having had a net worth of over $150 million in 2009. He has sold around fifty million albums globally, while receiving 10 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and several additional nominations.

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 past CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the creator of Roc Nation. As an musician, he holds the record for most number 1 albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200. Jay-Z additionally has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist.

Together with his financial and musical achievement, Jay-Z is known for quarreling with other musicians in the rap industry, the most well-known feud being between him and fellow New York rapper Nas, which was eventually settled in 2005. He married R&B superstar Beyonc̩ Knowles on April 4, 2008. On December 11, 2009, Jay-Z was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of the 2000Р2009 decade by Billboard Magazine and ranking as the 5th top solo male artist and as the 4th top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. Jay Z albums conitinue to climb the charts. With hit singles like Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. JayZ will be young forever and will continue to be in the top of the music industry.

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