JAY-Z
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1969-12-04
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JAY-Z

JAY-Z Biography (Wikipedia)

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized in all caps), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among the best American rappers of all time, he is regarded as one of the world's most significant cultural icons and has been a global figure in popular culture for over two decades.

Born and raised in New York City, Jay-Z first began his musical career after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995, and subsequently released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. The album was released to widespread critical success, and solidified his standing in the music industry. He has gone onto release twelve additional albums, which have all attained generally positive critical reception and universal commercial success, with The Blueprint (2001) and The Black Album (2003) albums later being heralded as modern musical classics. He has also released the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) and Everything Is Love (2018) with Kanye West and wife Beyoncé, respectively.

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JAY-Z Performances & Interviews


JAY-Z Tracks

JAY-Z
Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
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Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)

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On To The Next One
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On To The Next One
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Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
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Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Fat Joe
All The Way Up (Remix) (feat. French Montana & JAY-Z)
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All The Way Up (Remix) (feat. French Montana & JAY-Z)
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Paris
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Paris
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Bam (feat. Damian Marley)
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Bam (feat. Damian Marley)
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Show Me What You Got
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Show Me What You Got
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Girls, Girls, Girls
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Girls, Girls, Girls
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99 Problems
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99 Problems
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Run This Town
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Run This Town
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No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
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No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
Kanye West
Clique (feat. Big Sean & JAY-Z)
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Clique (feat. Big Sean & JAY-Z)
Foxy Brown
I'll Be (feat. JAY-Z)
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I'll Be (feat. JAY-Z)
Beyoncé
Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z)
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Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z)
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Big Pimpin’ (feat. Underground Kingz)
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Big Pimpin’ (feat. Underground Kingz)
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Empire State Of Mind (Radio Edit)
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Empire State Of Mind (Radio Edit)
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Excuse Me Miss (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Excuse Me Miss (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Can I Get A
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Can I Get A
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Empire State of Mind
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Empire State of Mind
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Public Service Announcement (feat. Bounty Killer)
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Public Service Announcement (feat. Bounty Killer)
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Izzo
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I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
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I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
The Notorious B.I.G.
I Love The Dough (feat. JAY-Z & Angela Winbush)
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I Love The Dough (feat. JAY-Z & Angela Winbush)
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Can't Knock The Hustle
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Can't Knock The Hustle
Beyoncé
Deja Vu (Freemasons Remix) (feat. JAY-Z)
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Deja Vu (Freemasons Remix) (feat. JAY-Z)
Rihanna
Umbrella (feat. JAY-Z)
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Umbrella (feat. JAY-Z)
Kendrick Lamar
Don't Kill My Vibe (1Xtra Remix) (feat. Emeli Sandé & JAY-Z)
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Don't Kill My Vibe (1Xtra Remix) (feat. Emeli Sandé & JAY-Z)
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I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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'03 Bonnie & Clyde (feat. Beyoncé)
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'03 Bonnie & Clyde (feat. Beyoncé)
Beyoncé
MOOD 4 EVA
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MOOD 4 EVA
Meek Mill
What's Free (feat. Rick Ross & JAY-Z)
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What's Free (feat. Rick Ross & JAY-Z)
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Part II (On The Run) (feat. Beyoncé)
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Part II (On The Run) (feat. Beyoncé)
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Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
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Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
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Renegade (feat. Eminem)
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Renegade (feat. Eminem)
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Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
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Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
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La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Change Clothes (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Change Clothes (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Past BBC Events

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012
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Hackney Marshes
2012-06-23T04:01:22
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2012
Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Hackney Marshes
Glastonbury: 2008
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2008-06-28T04:01:22
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2008
Glastonbury: 2008

Glastonbury: 2008

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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