Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter), in my opinion, is the premiere rapper today. The man has sold 30 million albums and won several Grammy Awards. He is also a successful businessman with his Rocawear clothing line, was part owner of Roc-A-Fella Records, former president of Def Jam Records, and owns part of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. All this plus he is married to Beyonce. Almost doesn't seem fair, does it!?
Born in Brooklyn 35 years ago, Jay-Z has risen above his hard knock upbringing to be one of the most successful and astute businessmen in the music business. Besides recording successful singles such as "Big Pimpin'", "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)", "Izzo (H.O.V.A.), and "Bonnie & Clyde", he was also credited with introducing acts such as Kanye West and The Neptunes to music fans. Besides working with his wife, Jay-Z has also recorded songs with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Panjabi MC, Linkin Park, and Ja Rule.
Charisma to burn, a unique rapping cadence and a rapier sharp mind have all brought Jay-Z to the top of the rap music pile.
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-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Acts: N.E.R.D., Wale, J Cole