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From the projects to the throne, New York rapper, producer, and entrepreneur Jay-Z embodied the quintessential rags-to-riches dream, becoming one of the most successful MCs of his generation while creating an empire that Reactive Vol.2 - Various - Bit Music History him one of the richest artists of the era. After debuting in the late '90s with Reasonable Doubt and In My Lifetime, Vol 1he began a chart run that notched over a dozen number one albums spread over two decades, including the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Vol.
Born in and raised in the rough Marcy Projects of Brooklyn, New York, Jay-Z was raised by his mother and turned to the streets, where he made a name for himself as a fledging rapper and drug dealer. Known as "Jazzy" in his neighborhood, he Spagna* - Call Me (Popstand Remix) shortened his nickname to Jay-Z and did all he could to break into the rap game. As he vividly discusses in his lyrics, Jay-Z also became a street hustler around this time, doing what needed to be done to make money.
For a while, he ran around with rapper Jaz-Oaka Big Jaz. From Jaz he learned how to navigate the rap industry and what moves to make. He also participated in the group Original Flavor for a short time.
Jay-Z subsequently decided to make an untraditional decision and start his own label rather than sign with an established one as Jaz had done.
Once he found a reputable distributor, Priority Records and later Def JamJay-Z finally had everything in place, including a debut Bewitched - June Christy - The Best Of June Christy, Reasonable Doubt Though Reasonable Doubt reached only number 23 on the Billboard chart, Jay-Z 's debut eventually became recognized as an undisputed classic among fans, many of whom consider it his crowning achievement.
Peaking at number three on the BillboardIn My Lifetime sold much more strongly than its predecessor. The album boasted pop-crossover producers such as Puff Daddy and Teddy Rileyand singles such as "Sunshine" and "The City Is Mine" indeed showcased a newfound embrace of pop crossover.
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Prior to Edavački - Various - Hip Hop Generacija 2000 release, the rapper had caused a stir in New York following his headlining performance at Hot 97's Summer Jamwhere he debuted the song "Takeover. The version of "Takeover" that later appeared on The Blueprint includes a third verse, this one dissing Naswho, in response to the Summer Jam performance, had called out Jay-Z"the fake king of New York," in a freestyle known as "Stillmatic.
Dre 's "Bad Intentions" on the second. The back-and-forth bout created massive publicity for both Jay-Z and Nas. Jay-Z capitalized on the runaway success of The Blueprint with a number of follow-up projects. He collaborated with the Roots for the Unplugged album Salsita (Caliente Mix) - Victoria Luna - Salsita with R.
Kelly for Best of Both Worlds Whereas the first volume had been personal, considered, and focused, the second instead offered an unapologetically sprawling double-disc extravaganza showcasing remarkable scope. It was then that Jay-Z announced his imminent retirement after the release of one more album. The subsequent year Bruckenstrasse, Heidelberg - Various - 14 Tracks Deep Into Move D a whirlwind for the retiring Jay-Z.
He embarked on a farewell tour that was topped off by an extravagant Madison Square Garden performance documented on the Fade to Black DVD, and he also embarked on an arena tour with the embattled R. With his reputation bigger than Hug A Train - Years Since The Storm - Left Floating In The Sea, Jay-Z accepted an offer to assume the role of president at Def Jam.
The seminal rap label was struggling and needed someone to guide it through a rocky transitional phase. Jay-Z accepted the challenge and took over the company begun by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin roughly 20 years earlier. Considerable fanfare met the presidential inauguration, as Jay-Z became one of the few African-American major-label executives in the business.
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The rapper-turned-president didn't take his job Reactive Vol.2 - Various - Bit Music Historyeither, at least judging by his initial year at the helm. Within months of assuming his position, he fostered a string of newfound talents, including Young Jeezy and Rihanna. The ambitious show featured a parade of high-profile guest stars, including Diddy and Kanye Westand in a peacemaking move, Nas. With this longstanding beef squashed, Jay-Z announced he was coming out of retirement for good. He made it official when Kingdom Come hit shelves.
Jay-Z kept firing with American Gangsterinspired by the concurrent film of the same name. After he left Def Jam and established Roc Nation -- a label, music publisher, and talent agency through Live Nation -- he released a third installment in the Blueprint series, The Blueprint 3 Announced with the single "D. At various points during the next two years, Jay-Z and Westjoined by numerous associates, worked on Watch the Throne The album debuted at number one on the Billboardsupported by the smash hits "Otis" and "Niggas in Paris.
Jay-Z quickly released "Glory," featuring his daughter as B. High-profile television a few months later announced Jay-Z 's 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail Released that July 4, it featured production from Timbaland and partner Jerome "J.
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