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Jay-Z

Jay-Z

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Shawn Corey Carter

Birth Date :

December 04, 1969

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Spouse :

Beyonce Knowles (singer, since 4-Apr-08)

Claim to fame :

Single "Dead Presidents" (1996)

Biography


Born Shawn Corey Carter on April 12, 1969, Jay-Z was raised by a single mother, Gloria Carter. He had experienced the tough life on the streets of New York where he grew up. Fortunately, the streets life was not the only thing on his mind as he briefly attended high school in where he also explored his rap skill. Alongside partners from his early group "Original Flavor", Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem 'Biggs' Burke co-founded an independent label called Roc-a-Fella Records. Later, Roc-a-Fella folding into Def Jam Recordings.

Jay-Z may be considered as a person who could do almost everything. Began his career as a rapper and a businessman, he in the future times holding an important president and CEO position on Def Jam. "I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company," says Jay-Z.

Latest News


Video: Jay-Z Joined Onstage by Beyonce Knowles at Global Citizen Festival

September 29, 2014 01:52:57 GMT

made a surprise appearance onstage during her husband 's headlining set at the 3rd Annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York on Saturday, September 27. The power couple excited the crowd of 60,000 people with the live performances of "Holy Grail" and "Young Forever".
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Jay-Z Sued Over One-Syllable Sample on 'Run This Town'

September 19, 2014 08:08:56 GMT

is being sued over a sample on his track "Run This Town". According to a lawsuit obtained by Tech Dirt, the rapper is stealing the word "oh" on the 2009 song featuring and from Eddie Bo's 1969 record called "Hook and Sling".
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Reportedly Working on a Joint Album

September 17, 2014 03:26:08 GMT

More collaborative projects between and husband are coming. After wrapping up their "On the Run" joint tour a few days ago, the power couple is now reportedly working on a joint album.
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Beyonce Knowles Is Rumored Expecting Baby No. 2 After Jay-Z Changed Song Lyrics

September 14, 2014 14:16:55 GMT

is reportedly expecting her second child with . The rumor runs rampant on the internet after her rapper husband changed the lyrics of his song "Beach Is Better" from "I replace it with another one" to what sounded like "cause she pregnant with another one."
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Big Sean Signs Management Deal With Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Promises New Music

September 12, 2014 07:49:44 GMT

is the latest addition to 's Roc Nation family. The announcement was made on Thursday, September 11 by Roc Nation via their official Twitter, Instagram and website. "Welcome to the Roc Nation family Big Sean," they wrote alongside a photo of the rapper.
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David Beckham Debuts Jay-Z Quote Tattoo

September 12, 2014 06:58:35 GMT

has added another tattoo to his growing collection. The retired soccer player has just inked a quote from which reads "Dream Big, Be Unrealistic" into his skin. The new tattoo is located on his right hand, above the knuckles.
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Jay-Z Attempts to Dismiss Lawsuit by Sound Engineer Who Sues Him for Author Credit on 45 Songs

September 08, 2014 04:20:40 GMT

The legal battle between and Chauncey Mahan, a sound engineer whom he worked with in the past, continues. Months after making headlines for the extortion case involving Hov's '90s master tapes, Mahan sued the rapper for joint author credit on dozens of songs created more than a decade ago.
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Jay-Z Posts Tribute Video for Beyonce's 33rd Birthday

September 05, 2014 03:07:38 GMT

wishes a happy birthday on her 33rd birthday. He shared on Thursday, September 4 on his YouTube channel a 33-second video of Beyonce having fun during the "On the Run" tour.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Spotted Cuddling at Made in America Festival

September 01, 2014 08:51:43 GMT

and her husband still looked very much in love as they attended the Made in America Festival on Sunday, August 31. The famous pair, whose marriage reportedly is on the rocks, showed no signs of trouble as they enjoyed their time at the music festival.
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Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean Sued for Copyright Infringement in 'Made in America'

August 29, 2014 07:06:58 GMT

, and have been hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement. According to XXL, the three rappers are accused of stealing a song from a New York musician named Joel McDonald.
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Matthew Knowles: Beyonce and Jay-Z's Divorce Rumors Were Made Up to 'Ignite the Tour'

August 28, 2014 04:09:03 GMT

and aren't heading for divorce, says her dad Matthew Knowles. Mr. Knowles, who's also the diva's former manager, claims that rumors about the power couple's marriage being on the rocks are not true but WERE made up to boost the ticket sales of their "On the Run" tour.
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BET Suspends Producer After Making Bad Joke About Beyonce and Jay-Z's Daughter

August 28, 2014 03:10:27 GMT

BET has reportedly suspended a producer after making joke about and 's daughter, Blue Ivy. A source at the network claimed the producer was suspended after the ill-fitting comment about Blue Ivy's hair aired on Monday, August 25 on "106 & Park".
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Tina Knowles Debunks Beyonce and Jay-Z's Split Rumors: 'Everything Is Perfect'

August 22, 2014 02:16:58 GMT

Tina Knowles finally put an end to and 's split rumors which have been circulating for some months. TMZ caught up with Tina when she was leaving a lunch with at Via Alloro in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, August 20. She revealed that the rumors were not true.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z's Cuba Trip Last Year Deemed Legal

August 21, 2014 02:10:22 GMT

and have been cleared of allegation that they violated U.S. sanctions to Cuba by visiting the country during their fifth wedding anniversary last year. Shortly after photos from their trip hit the web, the pair were criticized for doing tourist activities which are deemed illegal because of the embargo.
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HBO Releases Jay-Z and Beyonce's 'On the Run' Special Trailer

August 18, 2014 00:52:11 GMT

HBO is moving on with its and ' "On the Run" concert coverage despite the couple's rumored split. The cabler has released a trailer from the upcoming special, featuring Beyonce's cover of 's hit "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)".
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Pharrell Adds Snoop Dogg, Lorde and More to 'NBA 2K15' Playlist

August 13, 2014 08:54:58 GMT

has curated the playlist of 2K Sports' upcoming "NBA 2K15" video game. The list, unveiled on Tuesday, August 12, features 27 old and new tracks by several hip-hop, rock and pop artists.
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Jeezy Taps Jay-Z, Rick Ross, T.I. and More for New Album 'Seen It All'

August 13, 2014 08:13:34 GMT

Jeezy a.k.a. has enlisted a few big names in hip-hop for his new album, "". The rapper, who recently teamed up with for the LP's title track, reveals he has more collaborations with and among others as he unwraps the official tracklist.
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Jay-Z's Alleged Mistress Disses Beyonce in 'Sorry Mrs. Carter' Video

August 06, 2014 08:38:46 GMT

Rumors about and 's marriage being on the rocks have been swirling for some months now. An aspiring rapper and model named Liv recently added fuel to the fire by releasing a new track called "Sorry Mrs. Carter". To those who are not familiar with Liv, she's been accused by tabloids of being Jay-Z's mistress.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z Spotted in a Bash Held by Her Mother-in-Law

August 04, 2014 09:16:08 GMT

and 's marriage is still strong despite rumors suggesting otherwise. The pair, who have been heavily reported to be on the verge of splitting, were caught on camera looking happy while attending a family event recently.
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Man Arrested at Beyonce and Jay-Z's Rose Bowl Concert for Biting Another Man's Finger Off

August 04, 2014 02:55:06 GMT

and 's concert over the weekend made headlines for the wrong reason. A 25-year-old man named Roberto Alcaraz Garnica was arrested at the pair's Rose Bowl show on Saturday, August 2 for allegedly biting off another man's fingertip.
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Beyonce Fuels Split Rumors After Reportedly Spotted Apartment Hunting Without Jay-Z

July 30, 2014 02:55:20 GMT

While the split rumors continue, a newest report has emerged claiming that was recently spotted apartment hunting in New York City without husband . According to New York Post, the songbird toured a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea "early last month."
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Beyonce Posts Happy Family Picture With Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Amid Marital Problem Rumors

July 23, 2014 03:19:48 GMT

dispelled marital problem rumors with her husband, , by posting a family picture featuring the power couple with their daughter, Blue Ivy, on Instagram on July 21. Although she did not write anything along with the picture, the picture alone can be a proof that they are actually fine despite the rumors.
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Jay-Z Cried When Writing His Verse for Jeezy's 'Seen It All'

July 18, 2014 08:29:23 GMT

got emotional when he penned his verses for 's song called "Seen It All". Jeezy made the revelation, telling MTV that his collaborator said he shed tears as he wrote lines based on his past as a drug dealer.
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Jay-Z, J. Cole Join Jay Electronica Onstage at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest

July 14, 2014 02:42:46 GMT

made a surprise appearance when Jay Electronica took over the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival on Saturday, July 12. The Roc Nation mogul happened to be in the city for his and wife ' "On the Run" tour. He then decided to visit the New Orleans rapper during his show and support him.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z's 'On the Run' Tour Gets HBO Special

July 11, 2014 00:56:36 GMT

and 's first joint tour is worthy of an HBO special. The network's programming president Michael Lombardo announced on Thursday, July 10 at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that they will present "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z" in September.
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Solange Knowles Comments on 'That Thing' With Jay-Z in Magazine Interview

July 08, 2014 02:57:49 GMT

downplays her infamous elevator fight with in a new magazine interview. In a piece published in August issue of Lucky magazine, the rapper's sister-in-law says that she and her family have great relationship despite the emergence of the video of the elevator attack two months ago.
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Video: Kendrick Lamar Does Karaoke of Eminem and Jay-Z's Tracks

July 05, 2014 05:42:40 GMT

A video of doing karaoke of some classic rap songs was recently released by XXL. Shot while he was visiting XXL's office, the black-and-white clip shows the Compton rapper performing 's "My Name Is" and 's "Big Pimpin' ".
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Mya Denies Jay-Z Affair: 'Never Did, Never Was, Never Will'

July 04, 2014 03:33:49 GMT

R&B singer denied the sparking rumor that she and had been secretly dating for a long time, calling it another "illegitimate" attempt by the media to craft "ratings and numbers." She wrote on her Instagram on Thursday, July 3, "Never did, never was, never will. Illegitimate, thirsty sources with no facts and that's the 'media' for you-especially today."
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Beyonce Fuels Jay-Z Cheating Rumors After Changing Lyrics of 'Resentment' During Concert

July 02, 2014 03:44:52 GMT

The rumors about cheating on wife with another woman have been swirling for quite some time now. Bey then hinted that the speculations were true when she and her husband brought their "On the Run" tour to Cincinnati, Ohio, over the weekend.
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Jeezy Drops New Track 'Seen It All' Ft. Jay-Z, Announces New Album Release Date

July 01, 2014 06:07:05 GMT

a.k.a. Jeezy has teamed up with for his new single, "Seen It All". Produced by Cardo, the track was originally planned to be featured in Hova's chart-topping album "" before being passed to Jeezy who later decided to release it as the title track of his upcoming album.
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