JAY-Z Lyrics

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York) better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper and current president and CEO of Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records. In addition, he co-owns The 40/40 Club, and is co-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team. He is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. Known for his flow and blending of street and popular style, he can compose lyrics without the use of pen and paper. His critically acclaimed album The Blueprint was allegedly 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. Along with Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Jay-Z was one of the founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, a hip-hop record label. Jay-Z is the richest Hip-Hop Entertainer (followed by Sean "Puffy" Combs, a.k.a. Diddy), having a net-worth estimate of $547 million.

Official website: http://www.jay-z.com/

Discography, 13 albums

Reasonable Doubt - 1996
In My Lifetime Vol. 1 - 1997
Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life - 1998
Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter - 1999
The Dynasty Roc La Familia - 2000
The Blueprint - 2001
The Best Of Both Worlds - 2002
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse - 2002
The Black Album - 2003
Unfinished Business - 2004
Collision Course - 2004
Kingdom Come - 2006
American Gangster - 2007

Non-album songs