Stargate were like a secret weapon. We had great success with Rihanna and Ne-Yo. In only two years, they've generated 10 singles in the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and three of those singles hit the No. 1 position. This has been a rewarding partnership and it was time to take the creative venture to the next levelJay-Z and Stargate start new label Sep 25, 2008
It's his new opportunity to expand his standing in the business worldJay Z to pitch Cherry Coke Feb 15, 2007
I always want to reach out to people in new and ground breaking ways and this collaboration with Reebok and EA does that by combining several things important to me: basketball, gaming and footwearJay-Z will appear in EA's new NBA game Oct 06, 2006
It has come to my attention that the managing director of Cristal, Frederic Rouzaud, views the 'hip-hop' culture as 'unwelcome attention,Rapper Jay-Z returns to the mic Jun 16, 2006
He spent considerable time laboring over innocuous issues pertaining to his sexually laden skitJay Z lawsuit rips R. Kelly Feb 04, 2005
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as his stage name, Jay-Z, is an American hip hop artist and businessman. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. He co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having sold over 26 million units in the United States and receiving several Grammy Awards for his musical work. Along with his financial and musical success, Jay-Z is known for being involved in many quarrels with other artist in the rap industry, the most well known being between him and fellow New York rapper Nas, which was eventually settled in 2005.
Jay-Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, is ranked by Rolling Stone as #248 on its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". His critically acclaimed album, The Blueprint, was written in only two days. After announcing his retirement from recording music in 2003, he returned in late 2006 with the album Kingdom Come, which sold 680,000 copies in its first week, Jay-Z's highest-selling album in a one-week period. MTV named him number one on their list of the greatest MCs of all time. In April 2008, Jay-Z was reportedly on the verge of a partnership with Live Nation for $150 million—among the most expensive contracts ever awarded to a musician.
Carter married Beyoncé Knowles on April 4, 2008.