Jay-Z Birthday (December 4th)

Jay-Z Birthday (December 4th)

Shawn Corey Carter known as Jay-Z, an American hip hop performer and businessman was born on 4th December, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. Jay-Z is an earlier CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. Jay-Z co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets. Jay-Z is considered the most economically hip hop performers and industrialist in America. It has sold approximately 26 million units in US. And his significantly acclaimed album, The Blueprint, was printed in just 2 days. After declaring his withdrawal from the recording music in the year of 2003, Jay-Z came back in 2006 with his album Kingdome Come. It has sold above 680,000 copies in its opening week. It became his biggest-selling album in one-week period. And MTV called him number1 on the list of the biggest MCs of entire time. And The New York Times declared in April of 2008 that Jay-Z is on the border of the partnership with Live Nation for $150 million — in the middle of the most luxurious contracts ever rewarded to an artiste. Jay-Z wedded with Beyonce Knowles on 4th April, 2008.

Biography of Jay-Z

Jay-Z Early years

Jay-Z was abandoned through his father Andes Reeves and at the age of 12, Jay-Z shot his brother for thieving the jewelry. Jay-Z attended the Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn, with a rapper AZ, awaiting it was ended. After it, Jay-Z attended the George Westinghouse Information Technology High School in Downtown Brooklyn, withcolleague rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes, and Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey; however Jay-Z did not complete his graduation. Jay-Z captured in selling the drugs.

In accordance with, his mother Gloria Carter, Jay-Z regularly used to get up his sibling up at nighttime beating out the drum pattern on a kitchen table. Finally Jay-Z mother bought him the boom box for his b’day and hence his interest sparked in melody. Jay-Z began writing rhymes, free styling. It is affirmed that Jay-Z beat the Busta Rhymes in a rap battle, but has lost to DMX. On the top of that, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Bizzy Bone was seized by his owner and taken to New York to fight Jay-Z; Bizzy allegedly was champion in the combat.

Jay-Z Career Graph

Jay-Z is considered the most admired and top rated rapper not only in US but globally. Jay-Z achieved a Grammy Award for the Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration with the hit song “Umbrella”. Currently Jay-Z is constantly hitting admirers acquire storm with the victory of his latest album “American Gangster”. It sold several copies globally after its release. Jay-Z is still verifying why Jay-Z is so popular and idolized rapper.

Jay-Z's American Gangster Album

American Gangster is his 10th studio album. And it was unconfined on 6th November, 2007 in US. American Gangster is Jay-Z primary concept album, which is connected with the movie American Gangster starring Denzel Washington. And this album attributes production from The Neptune, Just Blaze, and Diddy & The Hit men, and among others. And the guest appearances comprise Nas, Lil Wayne, and Beanie Sigel. Jay-Z released the cappella e4dition of an album of his birthday, 4th December, 2007.

With the discharge of American Gangster Jay-Z is on the mission to verify that Jay-Z is still the finest rapper alive. Jay-Z succeeds. And the album has the type of craftsmanship and intensity.

Controversy of Jay-Z

Mobb Deep

After the discharge of Murda Muzik, Jay-Z stated against the duet Mobb Deep, for increasing the publicity. One line from Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter spoke out, "How dare you look at Jigga like I'm shook like boo," in which Jay-Z understood as a position to "Shook Ones Pt. II." These statements were mixed with the other one of his albums, Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life: "What the deal is? (Huh?)/Its like New York's been soft Ever since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings," which sensation felt referenced Mobb Deep's complain with Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Death Row Records. Jay-Z revealed the snaps of the young Prodigy dressed up like Michael Jackson in the year of 1983, while Jay-Z claimed that it was 1988.

The Grey Album

The Grey Album is an album through Danger Mouse. It was released in the year of 2004. Jay-Z claimed that it used a cappella edition of his The Black Album. The Grey Album gained unsavory reputation because of EMI. Jay-Z has not openly commented on The Grey Album.

Jay-Z Private Life

Jay-Z attached with R&B singer Beyonce Knowles, an earlier member of Destiny’s Child. And in the year of 1998, Jay-Z was featured on the song by a producer Timbaland, named “Lobster & Scrimp", and which references Destiny’s Child’s Primary single No, No, No”.

On 4th April, 2008, it was stated through People that Jay-Z and Knowles had been wedded at a confidential ceremony in New York.

Discography of Jay-Z

Jay-Z Solo albums

  • Reasonable Doubt (1996)
  • In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)
  • Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)
  • Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter (1999)
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)
  • The Blueprint (2001)
  • The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse (2002)
  • The Black Album (2003)
  • Kingdom Come (2006)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • The Blueprint 3 (2009)

Collaboration albums of Jay-Z

  • Streets Is Watching (1998)
  • The Best of Both Worlds (2002) – with R. Kelly
  • Collision Course (2004) – with Linkin Park
  • Unfinished Business (2004) – with R. Kelly
  • Viva La Hova (2008) - with Coldplay

Compilation albums of Jay-Z

  • Jay-Z: Unplugged (2001)
  • Chapter One: Greatest Hits (2002)
  • Bring It On: The Best of Jay-Z (2003)
  • Greatest Hits (2006)