Happy Birthday, Jay Z!

Jay Z is the man when it comes to the art of navigating hustles and maintaining relevancy and prominence in the fickle game of hip-hop.

He started as a hustler, developed into an emcee, and became a business mogul acquiring brands, selling out arenas and handling business as a husband to Queen Bey and father to Baby Blue.

In honor of Sean Corey Carter’s 45th birthday, we take it back to the rhymes that detailed his craft in the streets and lyrical play over beats.

(Warning: Videos contain NSFW lyrics, so be sure to plug those headphones in)


I was conceived by Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves who made love under a sycamore tree, which made me a more sicker MC…

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