Jay Z - Reigning Hip-Hop Mogul Extraordinaire
This legend among legends is credited with changing the face of rap music, his nimble rhymes covering a topical spectrum ranging from the hard knocks of Brooklyn street life to the swag that comes with multi-platinum success. Consistently praised by the most discerning of critics, this agile lyricist has collaborated with top talents in his field, in addition to serving as a talent scout and producer for some of today's most popular urban artists. A fixture on the charts and in the headlines owing to his high-profile relationship with R&B queen Beyonce, this nonpareil performer is a live proposition that boasts a larger-than-life stage presence.
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Jay Z Biography - From the Projects to the 'Top of the Pops'
The road to power player status was hard-won for 'Young Hov', whose early life was coloured by an upbringing in Brooklyn's notoriously tough Bed Stuy neighbourhood. Resorting to illegal activities as a matter of survival in the borough, it wasn't until the mid-'90s that this self-described 'reluctant rapper' released his now-seminal album Reasonable Doubt. This period also marked the birth of Roc-A-Fella Records, the Jay and Damon Dash-founded label that has since launched the careers of megastars such as Kanye West.
The artist born Shawn Carter went on to write and release a series of landmark LPs, not the least of which was 2001's The Blueprint, which won the distinct honour of being named one of Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time'. Over the course of his accolade-peppered career, he's developed into a mogul in the truest sense of the word, dabbling in clothing production, advertising and digital publishing with the website Life + Times and restaurant investment. Yet its his musical chops which keep him at the top of the rap game, with Jay teaming with Kanye West for 2011's Watch the Throne and 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail among his most recent efforts.
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