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American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records
Jay-Z is a rapper and entrepreneur known for albums such as Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint and The Black Album, all of which made it into Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In addition to being one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, he is also one of the most financially successful rappers of all time. As an entrepreneur, he is the founder of Roc Nation and the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. He is also the owner of the sports agency Roc Nation Sports.
Apart from winning a string of Grammy Awards for his musical work, he has also won several American Music Awards and BET Awards. He won an Emmy Award in 2009.
He married singer Beyoncé in 2008. The couple became parents in 2012 when their daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born.
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As kids we didn't complain about being poor we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it.Jay-Z
Growing up, politics never trickled down to the areas we come from. But people from Obama's camp, and Obama himself, reached out to me and asked for my help on the campaign. We've sat and had dinner, and we've spoken on the phone. He's a very sharp guy. Very charming. Very cool.Jay-Z
Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don't even have to like your music. If you're big enough, people are drawn to you.Jay-Z
I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house.Jay-Z
I'm a mirror. If you're cool with me, I'm cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don't like what you see, then you've done something. If I'm standoffish, that's because you are.Jay-Z
I'm far from being god, but I work god damn hard.Jay-Z
I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That's what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that's from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter.Jay-Z
Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it's very hard to teach racism to a teenager who's listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It's hard to say, 'That guy is less than you.' The kid is like, 'I like that guy, he's cool. How is he less than me?Jay-Z
That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It's worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that.Jay-Z
You make your first album, you make some money, and you feel like you still have to show face, like 'I still go to the projects.' I'm like, why? Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. You grew up there. What makes you think it's so cool?Jay-Z
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