Jay-Z to continue collaboration with Barneys New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z said he plans to continue his relationship with Barneys New York after two black customers said they were racially profiled at the store.

Report: MLBPA probing Jay Z's gift of watch to Robinson Cano

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Major League Baseball players union is probing the gift of a $34,000 watch from Jay Z to the New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Jay-Z defends relationship with Barneys after alleged racial profiling

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z issued a statement defending his collaboration with Barneys New York after two black customers said they were racially profiled at the store.

Church van crash in Illinois kills five, injures six

VANDALIA, Ill., May 20 (UPI) -- A church van crashed in Illinois Monday while on a cross-country trip, killing five men and injuring six others, authorities said.
Jay-Z selling share of Nets, to become player agent

Jay-Z selling share of Nets, to become player agent

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z said he is selling his share of the NBA Brooklyn Nets because his company Roc Nation wants to start representing players.
Beyonce, Jay-Z name baby Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce, Jay-Z name baby Blue Ivy Carter

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay Z announced in New York they have named their new daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

Beyonce reveals engagement ring to public

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Pop singer Beyonce Knowles has made her first public appearance wearing an 18 carat diamond engagement ring in New York, her jeweler says.

Jay-Z hits the road after reported wedding

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 6 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z traveled to Greensboro, N.C., for a concert, a mere day after the "Kingdom Come" star was reportedly married to singer Beyonce.

Jay-Z vacates Def Jam presidency

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Rap star Jay-Z says he's stepping down as president of U.S. hip-hop record company Def Jam Recordings.

Jay-Z top hip-hop money-maker

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Jay-Z has branched out from his hip-hop roots to a sports bar franchise, a stake in the NBA's New Jersey Nets and the top spot on Forbes' hip-hop Cash Kings.

Jay-Z seeks dismissal of wage suit

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist Jay-Z says a federal lawsuit for illegal wage practices at his New York club should be dismissed because he's not involved in daily operations. Lawyers for Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, argued that the Grammy Award winner and his partner,

Jay-Z accused of stealing design

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An interior designer charges rapper Jay-Z reproduced his designs without permission, in a lawsuit filed in New York.

Jay-Z puts his name on pricey watch

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z has put his name on a nearly $70,000, eight-sided timepiece made by exclusive French watchmaker Audemars Piguet.

Universal puts Jay-Z in charge of Def Jam

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. rap star Jay-Z has agreed to be president of Universal Music Group's Def Jam Recordings label, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Dell tops Fortune's under-40 rich list

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Dell, chairman and founder of Dell Computer, is still No. 1 on Fortune Magazine's latest 40 under 40 list -- the 40 richest Americans under age 40.
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Shawn Carter
Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, President and CEO of Def Jam records, (left) listens while UN Secretary General Kofi Annan announces a UN partnership with MTV and Jay Z to document his journey to countries with a clean water crisis. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name, Jay-Z, is an american hip hop artist and businessman. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $150 million, shipping over 30 million copies of his albums in the United States alone and receiving several Grammy Awards for his musical work..

Jay-Z co-owns The 40/40 Club and the NBA's New Jersey Nets and is also the creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records and recently, the founder of his new venture Roc Nation. He is also the current holder for the record of most number one albums on the Billboard 200.

Along with his financial and musical success, Jay-Z is known for being involved in the feud between him and fellow New York rapper Nas, which was eventually settled in 2005. He is also known for his relationship with Beyoncé Knowles, whom he married on April 4, 2008.

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