For decades the rapper, known to the public as Jay Z, has been respected as one of the most successful and profitable performers in the rap music industry. The artist, born Shawn Carter, is not only a rapper but a songwriter, successful record producer, entrepreneur and actor and has managed to completely take over the entertainment world with his incomparable music and his business savvy within the music industry.
Throughout Jay Z’s wildly successful career he has managed to sell more than 50 million albums world wide. He has received numerous awards including an impressive fourteen Grammy Awards for his work. He is the founder of Roc Nation, Roc-A-Fella Records and was the former CEO of Def Jam Records, proving that he not only has the musical knowledge to succeed on the performance side of music but on the production side as well.