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Jay-Z

Born: Dec 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY
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Genre: R&B, Rap, Other
Biography: Embodying the rags-to-riches rap dream, Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps as a youth to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City and, in turn, a major-label executive following his short-lived retirement from music-making. In the wake of his 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z's ...Read full biography
The Blue Print [Edited Version]
Released: 2001
Label: Roc-A-Fella
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When Jay-Z dropped "The City Is Mine" in 1997 and claimed New York's hip-hop throne upon the Notorious B.I.G.'s demise, many smirked and some even snickered. Four years later in 2001, when he released ...Read full review
The Blue Print [Explicit Version]
Released: 2001
Label: Roc-A-Fella
Critics' Rating:
When Jay-Z dropped "The City Is Mine" in 1997 and claimed New York's hip-hop throne upon the Notorious B.I.G.'s demise, many smirked and some even snickered. Four years later in 2001, when he released ...Read full review