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Transcript of Jay-Z
in Trenton, NJ Jay-Z in high school with a friend at BT's Lounge Start in the Music Industry From the beginning of his career, when no label would sign him, Jay-Z, Damon Dash, Kareem Biggs opened their own record company, Roc-A-Fella records as their own record label. In 1996, Jay-Z agreed to a deal with Priority to distribute his material. That year, Jay-Z released his debut album Reasonable Doubt with beats from acclaimed producers such as DJ Premier and Super DJ Clark Kent and a major appearance by the Notorious B.I.G. His album reached number twenty-three on the Billboard 200, and was liked by the critics. It made Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Album's of All-Time," as number two hundred and thirty-eight, and eventually reached platinum status. After his first album, he signed a distribution deal with Deaf Jam Recods. With Deaf Jam Jay-z has produced over twelve albums that have sold and is worth 450 Million Dollars, as of 2011.He also has wrote every one of his albums on his own. His album's have featured many famous artists such as Dre. Dre, Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dog, Kanye West and many more. Jay-Z's first album Reasonable Doubt
1996 Jay-Z Volume.2
1998 Jay-Z The Blueprint
2001 Jay-Z The Blueprint 2
2002 Jay-Z The Black Album
2003 Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
2008 Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch The Throne
2011 Awards and Accomplishments Jay-Z is a accomplished artists, producer, owner, and business man. He has one award's at events such as the American Music Awards, the BET Awards, the Brit Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Mobo Awards, the MTV Europe Awards, the MTV Music Awards, the MTV Music Awards Japan, the NME Awards, the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, the People's Choice Awards, and the Tony Awards. He also co-owns the 40/40 Club, is part owner of the National Basketball Association's Brooklyn Net's, and is also the creator of the clothing line rocawear. He is former CEO of Deaf Jam Records, one of the three founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, and founder of rock nation. He also holds the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200. Jay-Z also has four number one the Billboard Hot 100 , one as lead artists. Jay-Z at the Grammy Awards, after winning a Grammy Jay-Z, along with his wife, Beyonce Knowles, at a Brooklyn Net's Game Personal Life In April 2008, while laying low in the media's spotlight , Jay-Z married famous American R&B singer Beyonce Knowles. It was released to the public that the couple was married on April 22, later that month. After three years of marriage, the couple gave birth to their first child. On January 7, 2012 Blue Ivy Carter was born. The Family resides mainly in their home in Scarsdale, NY. The Carter Family Life's Challenge's
and Efforts Jay-Z's early life was troubling. He sold crack cocaine , which he mentions is many of his song's. Though having a tough life, he is always trying to make other peoples better. He has donated to charities such as the University Student Empowerment, Play Pumps International, and America's Red Cross relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. On August 9, 2006, after meeting with US Secretary General Kofi Annan, he pledged to help raise awareness and combat global water shortages, through his upcoming world tour then. Although he has not impacted my life, he has impacted many other people's lives though his work. He also has his own foundation, called the Shawn Carter Foundation. Jay-Z's foundation, called the Shawn Carter Foundation Jay-Z