A Hip-Hop legend, Jay-Z celebrates his birthday today. Jay-Z is a iconic rapper, record producer and black entrepenuer. He is one of the most financially successful Hip-Hop artist in the game, bringing in a net worth of $450 million and sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Whoa, that’s like going platinum 50 times! Jay has much to celebrate as he has won 13 Grammy Awards and has been nominated for a plethora of other awards, including seven American Music Awards, 18 BET Awards, 29 BET Hip-Hop Awards, three Brit Awards, 42 Grammy Awards, etc. Let’s just say he is so dope that Wikipedia had to make a seperate entry just for the “List of awards and nominations received by Jay-Z“. Overall there are over 100 nominations of awards around the world with his name on it. Jay-Z is one of the Greatest MC’s of All Time (MTV 2006) and a major figure in the Hip-Hop/ Rap game. He is so respected that he single handed put a stop to the auto-tune movement. (Sorry T-Pain it’s over)
Jay-z is the husband of world renown singer/songwriter Beyonce and is one half of the Black power couple. He is expecting is first child with Beyonce in 2012.
Radio One and 92Q Jams would love to give a huge Happy birthday Wish to one of the best Rappers of all time, Jay-Z.
Contributed By HipHopCleopatra