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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. He is more commonly known by a variety of stage names including Jay-Z, S. Carter, Jigga, Hova, J-Hova, Hov, and Young Hov. He is regarded as one of the most prolific and successful American blend artists of the mid-90s and early 2000s and is known for his use of metaphors, freestyling abilities, word play, flow, and blending of street and popular hip hop. He is one of the most respected rappers in the music industry, and is admired for his ability to craft songs from memory without the use of pen and paper. He married his long time girlfriend Beyonce in April 2008 after dating for over seven years. He is one of the founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, a hip-hop record label which also launched the careers of artists such as Beanie Sigel, Kanye West, Memphis Bleek, Young Gunz, Freeway, and Teairra Mari.
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. Jay-Z attended George Westinghouse High School in Downtown Brook...
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Top 10 Jay-Z Songs
99 Problems
Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
Thank You
D.O.A. (Death of Auto-tune)
Big Pimpin'
Venus vs. Mars
Song Cry
U Don't Know
Show Me What You Got
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Top 10 Jay-Z Albums
The Black Album
Reasonable Doubt
The Blue Print
The Blueprint
American Gangster
Kingdom Come
The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
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