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Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version), JAY Z


August 8th, 2011

Birth Name:
Shawn Corey Carter


Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


'00s Hip-Hop
'00s Hip-Hop
'90s Hip-Hop
'90s Hip-Hop



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 albums sold millions upon millions with each release, and his endless parade of hits made him omnipresent on urban radio and video television. He retained a strongly devoted fan base and challenged whatever rivals attempted to oust him from atop the rap game, sparring most memorably with Nas. Jay-Z and his Roc-a-Fella associates greatly influenced the industry and established many of the trends that pervaded during the late '90s and early 2000s. He consistently worked with the hottest producers of the day (Clark Kent, DJ Premier, Teddy Riley, Trackmasters, Erick Sermon, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz), and if they weren't hot at the time, they likely would be afterward (the Neptunes, Kanye West, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder). He similarly collaborated with the hottest rappers in the industry, everyone from East Coast contemporaries like the Notorious B.I.G. ("Brooklyn's Finest") and DMX ("Cash, Money, Hoes"), to the best rappers from the South (Ludacris, Missy Elliott) and the West Coast (Snoop Dogg, Too Short). After his self-declared retirement from rapping in 2003, he assumed the presidency of the seminal rap label Def Jam and, as an industry executive, embarked on another phase in his illustrious career.

Top Albums

Watch the Throne (Deluxe Version), JAY Z
1. Watch the Th..
The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
2. The Blueprin..
The Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version), Jay-Z
3. The Blueprin..
Watch the Throne, JAY Z
4. Watch the Th..
Kingdom Come, Jay-Z
5. Kingdom Come
The Blueprint, Jay-Z
6. The Blueprin..
Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z
7. Reasonable D..
Watch the Throne, JAY Z
8. Watch the Th..
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life, Jay-Z
9. Vol. 2... Ha..
Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter, Jay-Z
10. Vol. 3: Life..
The Black Album, Jay-Z
11. The Black Al..
Collision Course, Jay-Z
12. Collision Co..
MTV Unplugged: Jay-Z (Live), Jay-Z
13. MTV Unplugge..
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, Jay-Z
14. In My Lifeti..
Collision Course - EP, Jay-Z
15. Collision Co..
The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
16. The Blueprin..
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, Jay-Z
17. The Blueprin..
The Hits Collection, Vol. One (Deluxe Edition), Jay-Z
18. The Hits Col..
The Black Album (Acappella), Jay-Z
19. The Black Al..
The Best of Both Worlds, Jay-Z
20. The Best of ..

Top Songs

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia K..Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version..4:36$1.29
Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson)Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version..4:13$1.29
Big Pimpin' (Featuring UGK)Vol. 3: Life and Times of S..4:44$0.69
Numb / EncoreCollision Course3:25$1.29
99 ProblemsBlack Album3:54$1.29
Can I Get A... (Soundtrack Version)Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life5:09$0.69
MonsterMy Beautiful Dark Twisted F..6:18$1.29
Heart of the City (Ain't No Love..Blueprint3:43$0.69
Empire State of MindHits Collection, Vol. One (..4:37$1.29
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & K..Run This Town (feat. Rihann..4:34$1.29
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life3:58$1.29
99 ProblemsBlack Album (Acappella)3:50$1.29
Empire State of MindHits Collection, Vol. One4:37$1.29
On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beat..Blueprint 34:16$1.29
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)Blueprint4:00$0.69
Dirt Off Your ShoulderBlack Album4:05$1.29
Mr. CarterTha Carter III5:16$1.29
03' Bonnie & ClydeBlueprint 2: The Gift &..3:25$1.29
Run This TownHits Collection, Vol. One (..4:27$1.29
Big Pimpin'Hits Collection, Vol. One (..4:44$0.69
I'll BeIll Na Na2:58$0.69
Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia K..Blueprint 34:36$1.29
Song CryBlueprint5:02$1.29

Top Music Videos

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys), Jay-Z
1. Empire State o..
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West), Jay-Z
2. Run This Town ..
Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..., Jay-Z
3. Roc Boys (And ..
On to the Next One (Jay-Z + Swizz Beatz), Jay-Z
4. On to the Next..
Crazy In Love, Beyoncé & Jay-Z
5. Crazy In Love
Show Me What You Got, Jay-Z
6. Show Me What Y..
Young Forever (Jay-Z + Mr Hudson), Jay-Z
7. Young Forever ..
Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West), Jay-Z
8. Run This Town ..
I Know, Jay-Z
9. I Know
99 Problems, Jay-Z
10. 99 Problems
Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Jay-Z
11. Dirt Off Your ..
Blue Magic, Jay-Z
12. Blue Magic
D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune), Jay-Z
13. D.O.A. (Death ..
What We Do (Alternate Version), Freeway featuring Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel
14. What We Do (Al..
Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix), Fabolous & Jay-Z
15. Money Goes, Ho..
D. O. A. (Death of Auto-Tune), Jay-Z
16. D. O. A. (Deat..
Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses) [Edited Version], Memphis Bleek, Missy Elliot & Jay-Z
17. Is That Your C..
Change Clothes (Edited Version), Jay-Z
18. Change Clothes..
Collision Course , Jay-Z & Linkin Park
19. Collision Cour..
Big Pimpin', Jay-Z & UGK
20. Big Pimpin'


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