Real Name:
Shawn Corey Carter
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Born: December 4, 1969, Brooklyn, New York
Husband of Beyoncé and father of Blue Ivy Carter.
Owner of Tidal (3).

Brought up in Brooklyn's Marcy Projects, Jay-Z got his break in the music business in the late '80s when a fellow Marcy resident, The Jaz (later Big Jaz), got a record deal and had Jay-Z guest on a few tracks.

When The Jaz's deal came to an end, Jay-Z reverted to hustling in the streets to make money. This period gave him experiences which formed the basis for much of his later material.

During this time he did keep his hand in the rap 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.

In 1996 he teamed up with Damon Dash and Kareem Burke to start a new label, Roc-A-Fella Records. The label's first single, 'Dead Presidents' was a big hit as was his debut album, "Reasonable Doubt".

Jay-Z then steadily built on this success, releasing album after album and bringing through new artists on his label, as well as expanding into merchandising, clothing and other sources of revenue.

In 2003, at the peak of his career, Jay-Z released what he claimed would be his last album, "The Black Album" to international acclaim.

In 2006 he came back from retirement to release the album "Kingdom Come". 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.

A year later he released the concept album "American Gangster". 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.
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74321 44720 4 Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt album art Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt (Album) Priority Records, Freeze Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, Priority Records, Freeze Records, Roc-A-Fella Records 74321 44720 4 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
DPC-001 Jay-Z - Dead Presidents / Jay-Z's Listening Party album art Jay-Z Dead Presidents / Jay-Z's Listening Party(Cass, Smplr) Roc-A-Fella Records DPC-001 US 1996 Sell This Version
314 536 392-4 Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 album art Jay-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 314 536 392-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEF 285-1 Jay-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life album art Jay-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (Album, EP) Roc-A-Fella Records DEF 285-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
P2 46822, P2-46822 Jay-Z - Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter album art Jay-Z Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records P2 46822, P2-46822 US 1999 Sell This Version
JZMC2 Jay-Z - The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000- ) album art Jay-Z The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000- ) (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records JZMC2 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
314 586614-4 Jay-Z - Unplugged album art Jay-Z Unplugged (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 314 586614-4 US 2001 Sell This Version
314 586 395-2 Jay-Z - The Blueprint album art Jay-Z The Blueprint (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 314 586 395-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
J 53 Jay-Z - The Best Of Both Worlds album art R. Kelly & Jay-Z R. Kelly & Jay-Z - The Best Of Both Worlds (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings, Jive J 53 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
063 381-2 Jay-Z - The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse album art Jay-Z The Blueprint² The Gift & The Curse (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 063 381-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Jay-Z - S. Carter Collection Mixtape album art Jay-Z S. Carter Collection Mixtape (Comp) Roc-A-Fella Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
B0000297-02 Jay-Z - Blueprint 2.1 album art Jay-Z Blueprint 2.1 (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0000297-02 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
006024 986155-6 0 Jay-Z - The Black Album album art Jay-Z The Black Album (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 006024 986155-6 0 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
82876-65867-2 Jay-Z - Unfinished Business album art R. Kelly & Jay-Z R. Kelly & Jay-Z - Unfinished Business (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Jive, Roc-A-Fella Records, Rock Land Records 82876-65867-2 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
CSP067 Jay-Z - The Cornerstone Mixtape - November 04 / #67 album art Mark Ronson, Jay-Z, Various Mark Ronson, Jay-Z, Various - The Cornerstone Mixtape - November 04 / #67(2xCD, Mixed, Mixtape, Promo) Cornerstone Promotion CSP067 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Jay-Z - Interview On Hot 97 With Funkmaster Flex album art Jay-Z Interview On Hot 97 With Funkmaster Flex(CD, Promo, Int) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version
DEFF 16888-1 Jay-Z - Kingdom Come album art Jay-Z Kingdom Come (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records DEFF 16888-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
B0010230-02 Jay-Z - American Gangster album art Jay-Z American Gangster (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0010230-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
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МТ 1000294-145-1 Jay-Z - Superman Returns ...Hov Is Back album art Mick Boogie Presents Jay-Z Mick Boogie Presents Jay-Z - Superman Returns ...Hov Is Back(CD, Mixtape) Монолит МТ 1000294-145-1 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
MD003 Jay-Z - Brooklyn Gangster  album art Jay-Z, Tapemasters Inc Jay-Z, Tapemasters Inc - Brooklyn Gangster (CD, Mixed) Hip Hop Village MD003 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none Jay-Z - The Best Of Both Coasts - Exclusive Remixes album art DJ Haze (3) & Cookin Soul* Presents Jay-Z & The Game (2) DJ Haze (3) & Cookin Soul* Presents Jay-Z & The Game (2) - The Best Of Both Coasts - Exclusive Remixes(CDr, Mixtape) Black Wall Street, Street Grind, Rapbay none US 2008 Sell This Version
4690355001348 Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 album art Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 (Album) Roc Nation 4690355001348 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
B0015427-02 Jay-Z - Watch The Throne album art JAY Z* & Kanye West JAY Z* & Kanye West - Watch The Throne (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0015427-02 US 2011 Sell This Version

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