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  1. Jay-Z

    Jay-Z

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    Rapper, entrepreneur

  2. Linkin Park

    Linkin Park

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    Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their following studio album Meteora continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade chart. The band was recently voted as the greatest artist of '00s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1.


  3. Tinchy Stryder

    Tinchy Stryder

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    businessman, investor, multi-millionaire, actor and musician

  4. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black (2004)

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    Fade to Black is a 2004 documentary about the career of US rapper Jay-Z. It also features many other famous names in hip hop music. This live concert at Madison Square Garden was meant to be Jay-Z's final performance, as he announced his intentions to retire from the industry.


  5. The Black Album

    The Black Album (2004)

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    The Black Album is the eighth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released November 14, 2003, on Roc-A-Fella Records. It was promoted as his final studio album, which serves as a recurring theme, although Jay-Z returned to solo recording with Kingdom Come in 2006.


  6. Reasonable Doubt

    Reasonable Doubt (1999)

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    Reasonable Doubt is the debut album of American rapper Jay-Z, released June 25, 1996 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States and on Northwestside Records in the United Kingdom. The album features production by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent, and guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. Similar to Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995), Reasonable Doubt incorporates a mafioso theme, while it also integrates topics such as betrayal and reminiscence.


  7. Kingdom Come

    Kingdom Come (2006)

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    Kingdom Come is the ninth studio album by American rap artist Jay-Z. It was released on November 21, 2006. It was considered a "comeback album" for the established rapper, as 2003's The Black Album was slated to be his final release. Kingdom Come was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, losing to Kanye West's Graduation at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The album received generally positive reviews and was commercial success, selling about 680,000 copies in its first week, making it Jay-Z's highest selling album within a one-week period. Many of the CD pressings were released in a transparent red jewel case.


  8. My 1st Song

    My 1st Song (2003)

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    "My 1st Song" is the last song on Jay-Z's The Black Album.


  9. The Best Of Both Worlds

    The Best Of Both Worlds (2002)

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    The Best of Both Worlds is a 2002 collaborative album by R. Kelly & Jay-Z. The album sold 285,000 in its opening week and debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. The album received lukewarm reviews from music critics.


  10. Hey Papi

    Hey Papi (2004)

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    "Hey Papi" is a single by rapper Jay-Z from the 2000 soundtrack of the film, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. It features guest rapping by Memphis Bleek, guest singing by Amil and production by Timbaland. It received a high budget music video directed by Hype Williams.


  11. In My Lifetime Vol. 1

    In My Lifetime Vol. 1 (1997)

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    In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 is the second studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released November 4, 1997 on Roc-A-Fella Records. Despite mixed criticism towards its more mainstream-oriented sound and lyrical substance, the album debuted at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in sales by the RIAA in the United States.


  12. Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

    Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)

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    Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life is the third studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on September 29, 1998, on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States.


  13. Watch The Throne

    Watch The Throne (2011)

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    Watch the Throne is a collaborative studio album by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, released on August 8, 2011, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings. Before the album, Jay-Z and West had collaborated on their respective singles and with West as a producer on Jay-Z's work. As longtime friends, they originally sought out to record a five-song EP together, but the project eventually evolved into a full length album. Recording sessions took place at various locations and began in November 2010. The album was produced by West, 88 Keys, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Jeff Bhasker, and Mike Dean, among others.


  14. The Blueprint 3

    The Blueprint 3 (2009)

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    The Blueprint 3 is the eleventh studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released September 8, 2009, on Roc Nation, through distribution from Atlantic Records. It is the final installment in The Blueprint trilogy, preceded by The Blueprint (2001) and The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse (2002). Production for the album took place during 2008 to 2009 at several recording studios and was handled by Kanye West, The Neptunes, Jeff Bhasker, Al Shux, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, No I.D., The Inkredibles, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland.


  15. Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business (2004)

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    Unfinished Business is the second collaboration album between R&B artist R. Kelly and rapper Jay-Z and was released worldwide on October 26, 2004. It was distributed in the United States and Canada by Jive Records and Island Def Jam Music Group, by the Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) and its subsidiary Jive Records, except in Canada and the United States of America where Island Def Jam Music Group and its labels Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records replaced BMG. The album was composed of unreleased tracks from the recording sessions of 2002's The Best of Both Worlds, although slight additions were made.


  16. The Blueprint

    The Blueprint (2007)

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    The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released September 11, 2001 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States. Its release was set a week earlier than initially planned in order to combat bootlegging. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2001 at Manhattan Center Studios and Baseline Studios in New York City. Contrasting the radio-friendly sound of Jay-Z's previous work, The Blueprint features soul-based sampling and production handled primarily by Kanye West and Just Blaze. At the time of its recording, Jay-Z was awaiting two criminal trials, one for gun possession and another for assault, and had become one of hip hop's most dissed artists, receiving insults from rappers such as 2Pac, Nas, Prodigy, and Jadakiss. The album is also famous for its producer Kanye West's big breakout as a major producer. Kanye West produced 4 of the 13 tracks on the album, including the song "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and the controversial track which included diss lyrics aimed at rappers Nas and Prodigy, "Takeover".


  17. American Gangster

    American Gangster (2007)

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    American Gangster is the tenth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released November 6, 2007 on Roc-A-Fella Records. It is his first concept album, which was inspired by the film of the same name. The album features production from Diddy & The Hitmen, Just Blaze, and The Neptunes, among others. Guest appearances include Beanie Sigel, Lil Wayne, Pharrell, and Nas. Jay-Z released an a cappella version of the album on the date of his 38th birthday, December 4, 2007.


  18. Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter

    Vol. 3... Life And Times Of S. Carter (1999)

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    Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter is the fourth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on December 28, 1999, on Roc-A-Fella Records. It exhibits a return to the street-oriented sound of his first album, Reasonable Doubt (1996). Production for the album was handled by several hip hop producers, including Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, K-Rob, DJ Premier, Rockwilder, DJ Clue and Irv Gotti.


  19. The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse

    The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)

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    The Blueprint2: The Gift & the Curse is rapper Jay-Z's seventh studio album, released November 12, 2002. Parts of the album were later reissued as The Blueprint 2.1 in 2003.


  20. Collision Course

    Collision Course (2004)

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    Collision Course is a CD/DVD set released on November 30, 2004 by rapper Jay-Z and rock band Linkin Park. It went to #1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release. As of August 2009, it has sold 1,934,000 copies in the United States alone. It has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.


  21. The Dynasty Roc La Familia

    The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000)

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    The Dynasty: Roc La Familia is the fifth studio album released by American rapper Jay-Z. Its lead single, "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)", produced by The Neptunes, was one of Jay-Z's most successful singles peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 557,789 copies sold in its first week and more than 2.3 million copies sold to date. The album generally received positive reviews from music critics and the album ended up becoming the 20th highest selling R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the 2000–2010 decade according to Billboard.


  22. Is That Yo Chick

    Is That Yo Chick (2005)

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    "Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)" is the second single from Memphis Bleek's second album, The Understanding. The single version featured Jay-Z and Missy Elliott. The album version featured a verse from Twista and another verse from Jay-Z. The song was produced by Timbaland and was released in 2000. An alternative version of the song, called "Is That Yo Bitch", with a slightly different hook and no verses by Bleek, was included in the European version of Jay-Z's album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter. The song is also noted to be Bleek's last song to chart officially on Billboard Hot 100.


  23. Made in America

    Made in America (2013)

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    Made in America is a 2013 American documentary film, directed by Ron Howard, about the music festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z. It was screened in the Mavericks section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Howard said the festival documentary will be "a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be 'Made in America'—what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist." The documentary features performances from Pearl Jam, Odd Future, Dirty Projectors, Skrillex, Santigold, Janelle Monae, and Run-DMC.


  24. Magna Carta Holy Grail

    Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013)

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    Magna Carta Holy Grail (stylized as Magna Carta... Holy Grail) is the twelfth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was made available for free digital download for Samsung customers via the Jay Z Magna Carta app on July 4, 2013. It was then released for retail sale on July 8, 2013, by Roc-A-Fella and Roc Nation while being distributed by Universal. It features guest appearances by Justin Timberlake, Nas, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean, and Beyoncé. Most of the album was produced by Timbaland and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, while other producers included Boi-1da, Mike Will Made It, Hit-Boy, Mike Dean, No ID, The-Dream, Swizz Beatz, and Pharrell Williams among others.The album was promoted through various commercials presented by Samsung and was not preceded by any retail singles.


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