Legendary Rapper, record producer and entrepreneur, Shawn Corey Carter, Jay Z, turns 45th today. Conceived by Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves on the 4th of December, 1969, four decades and a half ago, he is the last of 4 children. Tagged ‘special child’ by mom because he never gave her any pain when she gave birth to him, irrespective of how hard growing up was, Jay Z will go on to become a very successful entertainer and wealthy entrepreneur ranking #6 on the Forbes list of wealthiest celebrities. He does leads a life you can write a book on.
A Brooklyn hustler who defied the odds, topped the rap game and transcended to being a music mogul and conquering areas like sports, fashion and spirits, big cheers to a King of Hip-Hop.
Jay-Z co-owns the 40/40 Club, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Roca wear. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.
Currently in Iceland with Bey as part of his 45th birthday celebration, his twelfth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail which is the most recent is still enjoying massive airplay and topping charts all around the world.
Toast to Hov.