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Reeves would later meet and reconcile with Jay-Z before dying in Jay-Z claims in his lyrics that in at age 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry. She bought him a boom box for his birthday, sparking his interest in music. He began freestyling and writing lyrics. Jay-Z has been referred to as Big Daddy Kane's hype man during this period,  although Kane explains that he didn't fill the traditional hype man role, and was instead "basically ma[king] cameo appearances on stage. When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay-Z and Positive K and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage. His first official rap single was called " In My Lifetime ", for which he released a music video. The album reached number 23 on the Billboard , and was generally favored by critics. Produced by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs , it sold better than his previous effort. Jay-Z later explained that the album was made during one of the worst periods of his life when he was reeling from the death of his close friend, The Notorious B. The album was a personal revelation for Jay-Z as he told the stories of his difficult upbringing. Like its predecessor, In My Lifetime, Vol. He relied more on flow and wordplay, and he continued with his penchant for mining beats from the popular producers of the day such as Swizz Beatz , an upstart in-house producer for Ruff Ryders , and Timbaland. Charting hits from this album included " Can I Get A In that same year, Jay-Z released Vol. Life and Times of S. The album proved successful and sold over 3 million copies. In , Jay-Z released The Dynasty: This is also the first album where Jay-Z utilizes a more soulful sound than his previous albums. The Dynasty sold over two million units in the U. He later performed the song " Takeover ", at Summer Jam , which initially attacked Prodigy and revealed photos of Prodigy dressed like Michael Jackson. The feud had ended by , Jay-Z stated Mark Pitts had helped them settle the feud. Written in just two days,  the album sold more than , copies, debuted at number one on the Billboard  and reached 2x platinum status in the U. Eminem was the only guest rapper on the album, producing and rapping on the song "Renegade". Four tracks were produced by Kanye West and the album represents one of West's first major breaks in the industry. The Blueprint includes the popular songs " Izzo H. The album debuted on the Billboard at number one, selling over 3 million units in the U. The Black Album has sold more than 3 million copies in the US. Kelly and released a collaborative studio album, The Best of Both Worlds. All proceeds went to charity. Included in these were a greatest hits record, as well as the release and tour of Unfinished Business , the second collaborative album between Jay-Z and R. In , Jay-Z collaborated with rock group Linkin Park , in which they released their collaborative remix EP Collision Course , which featured mashups of both artists' songs, as well as a concert DVD. The EP sold over 1 million copies in the US. Jay-Z also planned to retire in The concert was entitled the "I Declare War" concert leading to intense speculation in the weeks preceding the event on whom exactly Jay-Z would declare war. As he had previously "declared war" on other artists taking lyrical shots at him at other events, many believed that the Powerhouse show would represent an all-out assault by Jay-Z upon his rivals. The most significant development in this show was closure to the infamous hip hop rivalry between Jay-Z and Nas. The two former rivals shook hands and shared the stage together to perform Jay-Z's "Dead presidents" blended with Nas's song "The World is Yours". After viewing the Ridley Scott film of the same name , Jay-Z was heavily inspired to create a new "concept" album that depicts his experiences as a street-hustler. At the start of the album's first single, " Blue Magic ", Jay-Z offers a dealer's manifesto while making references to political figures of the late s with the lyric: The Blueprint 3 and Watch the Throne In the winter of it was announced that Jay-Z become the first major hip hop artist to headline Britain's Glastonbury Festival. Former headliner Noel Gallagher of Oasis condemned the festival organizers for choosing Jay-Z to headline a traditionally guitar-driven festival. Glastonbury has a tradition of, kind of, guitar music, do you know what I mean? And even when they throw the odd curve balls in on a Sunday night—you go, 'Kylie Minogue? I don't know about that', do you know what I mean? This headline show is just a natural progression. Rap music is still evolving. We have to respect each other's genre of music and move forward. In a Shave Magazine review of his performance at Rexall Place in Edmonton , Jake Tomlinson expressed that "It was the type of smooth performance you would expect from the hip-hop superstar. His North American tour continued until November 22, The first two concerts rapidly sold out, prompting the scheduling of an additional show at each venue. Although, it was later revealed by West that the project had become a full-length LP. Recording sessions for the album took place at various recording locations and began in November The track was co-produced by Lex Luger and West himself. The track ended up being on the deluxe edition of the album. The follow-up to that was the second single " Otis ", which premiered on Funkmaster Flex 's Hot 97 radio show, and was later released to the iTunes Store eleven days later. The song's existence, along with several other tracks from the album, was confirmed during a listening session hosted by Jay-Z. It debuted at No. It also broke Coldplay 's record for most albums sold in one week on the online retailer, selling , copies on iTunes alone. It held that record, until Lil Wayne 's Tha Carter IV was released twenty-one days later, selling only 10, copies more. It debuted on the US Billboard chart at No. The album received generally positive reviews. It covers everything from music, to fashion, to technology, to sports. The site is curated based on Jay-Z's interests, and he himself works with a small staff to produce every single piece of content. A on her single " XXXO ", which achieved a fair level of success and went on to become remixed by several producers worldwide. Nutter announced Jay-Z as the curator and the headliner for the first annual "Budweiser Made in America" festival at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on September 1 and 2, He picked a couple of my joints that he's working on. I don't even wanna say too much about Jay, but we definitely working on some stuff. I haven't even sent him a bunch of beats. I sent him my favorite stuff. He hit me right back like, 'Yo, I'ma go in on this,' or, 'I like this. Not long after, Jay-Z confirmed that the hyphen in his stage name would be left out and officially stylized in all capital letters  Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted at number one on the Billboard and sold , copies in its first week, which bypassed its predicted debut in the range of , to , They performed this song together at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards opening. On June 18, the project was confirmed to be a new Jay-Z album, and a clip featuring a song titled "Adnis" was posted on Sprint's YouTube page. The album is the first in a planned series of music exclusives from the Sprint—Tidal partnership. For a short time, on July 2, the album was made available for free digital download in Tidal's site. A physical edition was released on July 7, including three additional tracks. The album received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its emotional and personal content. The album spawned two singles, the title track "4: Ten days later, at their final London performance, the pair unveiled Everything Is Love , their much-awaited joint studio album, credited under the name The Carters. He says "I grew up around music, listening to all types of people As long as I can feel their soul through the wax, that's what I really listen to. They're close to me. It's not like running GM , where there's no emotional attachment. The line was taken over by Jay-Z in early following a falling out with Dash. He retains his stake in the company and continues to oversee the marketing, licensing and product development. He provides direction on brand programs and ads that appear on TV, radio, print, and high-profile events. Jay-Z and his partners are contemplating constructing a high-end hotel or an art gallery building on the newly acquired site which has the potential to go up about twelve stories. Jay-Z became interested in the project after New York Governor David Paterson who awarded the contract said there had to be an affirmative action component to the ownership. Jay-Z initially approached by casino mogul Steve Wynn who was also bidding on the contract. On March 9, , Jay-Z and Flake withdrew from the project and Paterson recused himself from further involvement. The sport management group will work as partners with Creative Artists Agency. Sources have mentioned that Jay-Z himself is planning to be a certified sports agent, first in baseball and eventually in basketball and football. In order to represent clients in basketball, he would have to give up his small share of the Brooklyn Nets. C [New Project Center] , as reasons why his bid was successful. Carter Enterprises a company holding interests in leading international music, media and entertainment companies. The main idea of the service is to bring major revenue streams back to the music artists themselves as the idea of an artist-owned streaming platform was stated as to "restore the value to music by launching a service owned by artists. They claim the cologne's failure is due to Jay-Z not doing social media posts and interviews about the cologne. The app was built by Sergey Petrossov.
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