Today marks the 47th birthday of one of the original legends of rap, the poetic lyricist himself Jay Z. Since his first appearance on Yo! MTV Raps in 1989, the young durag wearing Hov went on to sell over a million records from his own label, Roc-a-Fella records in the ’90s to owning his own clothing company. From there on we have witnessed Jay’s growth as not only a rapper, but one of the most successful Black business men to exist today.
To celebrate the rap mogul and business man, we put together our favorite Jay-Z deep cuts. Celebrate Jay’s birthday, and take a listen below!