Wednesday, February 28, 2018

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 28: Jay-Z

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 28: Jay-Z


And so we've arrived on the final day of Black History Month and the final Illustration of the Black History Toonz series.

And I chose The G.O.A.T.... HOV!!!

"I'D RATHER DIE ENORMOUS THAN LIVE DORMANT."


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as JAY-Z,a]is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.[12] Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2017, Forbesestimated his net worth at $810 million, making him the second-richest hip hop artist in the U.S.


As an artist, Jay-Z holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the US Billboard 200 with 14. He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one ("Empire State of Mind") as lead artist. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind EminemNelly, and 50 Cent. He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
Jay-Z owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sportsand is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.
Jay-Z married singer BeyoncĂ© in 2008. As a couple, they have an estimated combined net worth of $1.16 billion.



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