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Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version), JAY Z

Jay-Z

August 8th, 2011

Birth Name:
Shawn Corey Carter

Born:
Jay-Z

Genre:
Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

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Jay-Z

Biography

Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making. In the wake of his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z's albums sold millions upon millions with each release, and his endless parade of hits made him omnipresent on urban radio and video television. He retained a strongly devoted fan base and challenged whatever rivals attempted to oust him from atop the rap game, sparring most memorably with Nas. Jay-Z and his Roc-a-Fella associates greatly influenced the industry and established many of the trends that pervaded during the late '90s and early 2000s. He consistently worked with the hottest producers of the day (Clark Kent, DJ Premier, Teddy Riley, Trackmasters, Erick Sermon, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz), and if they weren't hot at the time, they likely would be afterward (the Neptunes, Kanye West, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder). He similarly collaborated with the hottest rappers in the industry, everyone from East Coast contemporaries like the Notorious B.I.G. (“Brooklyn's Finest”) and DMX (“Cash, Money, Hoes”), to the best rappers from the South (Ludacris, Missy Elliott) and the West Coast (Snoop Dogg, Too Short). After his self-declared retirement from rapping in 2003, he assumed the presidency of the seminal rap label Def Jam and, as an industry executive, embarked on another phase in his illustrious career.

Top Albums

Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version), JAY Z
1. Watch the Th..
The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
2. The Blueprin..
The Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version), Jay-Z
3. The Blueprin..
Watch the Throne, JAY Z
4. Watch the Th..
Kingdom Come, Jay-Z
5. Kingdom Come
The Blueprint, Jay-Z
6. The Blueprin..
Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z
7. Reasonable D..
Watch the Throne, JAY Z
8. Watch the Th..
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life, Jay-Z
9. Vol. 2… Ha..
Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter, Jay-Z
10. Vol. 3: Life..
The Black Album, Jay-Z
11. The Black Al..
Collision Course, Jay-Z
12. Collision Co..
MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z (Live), Jay-Z
13. MTV Unplugge..
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, Jay-Z
14. In My Lifeti..
Collision Course - EP, Jay-Z
15. Collision Co..
The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
16. The Blueprin..
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, Jay-Z
17. The Blueprin..
The Hits Collection, Vol. One (Deluxe Edition), Jay-Z
18. The Hits Col..
The Black Album (Acappella), Jay-Z
19. The Black Al..
The Best of Both Worlds, Jay-Z
20. The Best of ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia K.. Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version.. 4:36 $1.29
2.
Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson) Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version.. 4:13 $1.29
3.
Big Pimpin' (Featuring UGK) Vol. 3: Life and Times of S.. 4:44 $0.69
4.
Numb / Encore Collision Course 3:25 $1.29
5.
99 Problems Black Album 3:54 $1.29
6.
Can I Get A… (Soundtrack Version) Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life 5:09 $0.69
7.
Monster My Beautiful Dark Twisted F.. 6:18 $1.29
8.
Heart of the City (Ain't No Love.. Blueprint 3:43 $0.69
9.
Empire State of Mind Hits Collection, Vol. One (.. 4:37 $1.29
10.
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & K.. Run This Town (feat. Rihann.. 4:34 $1.29
11.
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life 3:58 $1.29
12.
99 Problems Black Album (Acappella) 3:50 $1.29
13.
Empire State of Mind Hits Collection, Vol. One 4:37 $1.29
14.
On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beat.. Blueprint 3 4:16 $1.29
15.
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) Blueprint 4:00 $0.69
16.
Dirt Off Your Shoulder Black Album 4:05 $1.29
17.
Mr. Carter Tha Carter III 5:16 $1.29
18.
03' Bonnie & Clyde Blueprint 2: The Gift &.. 3:25 $1.29
19.
Run This Town Hits Collection, Vol. One (.. 4:27 $1.29
20.
Big Pimpin' Hits Collection, Vol. One (.. 4:44 $0.69
21.
Renegade Blueprint 5:37 $1.29
22.
Takeover Blueprint 5:13 $1.29
23.
I'll Be Ill Na Na 2:58 $0.69
24.
Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia K.. Blueprint 3 4:36 $1.29
25.
Song Cry Blueprint 5:02 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys), Jay-Z
1. Empire State o..
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West), Jay-Z
2. Run This Town ..
Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..., Jay-Z
3. Roc Boys (And ..
On to the Next One (Jay-Z + Swizz Beatz), Jay-Z
4. On to the Next..
Crazy In Love, Beyoncé & Jay-Z
5. Crazy In Love
Show Me What You Got, Jay-Z
6. Show Me What Y..
Young Forever (Jay-Z + Mr Hudson), Jay-Z
7. Young Forever ..
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West), Jay-Z
8. Run This Town ..
I Know, Jay-Z
9. I Know
99 Problems, Jay-Z
10. 99 Problems
Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Jay-Z
11. Dirt Off Your ..
Blue Magic, Jay-Z
12. Blue Magic
D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune), Jay-Z
13. D.O.A. (Death ..
What We Do (Alternate Version), Freeway featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel
14. What We Do (Al..
Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix), Fabolous & Jay-Z
15. Money Goes, Ho..
D. O. A. (Death of Auto-Tune), Jay-Z
16. D. O. A. (Deat..
Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses) [Edited Version], Memphis Bleek, Missy Elliot & Jay-Z
17. Is That Your C..
Change Clothes (Edited Version), Jay-Z
18. Change Clothes..
Collision Course , Jay-Z & Linkin Park
19. Collision Cour..
Big Pimpin', Jay-Z & UGK
20. Big Pimpin'


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