JAY Z is more than just a rap artist; he has become an entertainment industry mogul. He is not only a businessman but also an international superstar. JAY Z is currently on tour with his wife, Beyonce, for their “On The Run” tour. The duo is impressing at stadiums all across the nation.
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JAY Z came onto the scene with his fast paced lyrics and innovate beats. Songs like “Anything” and “IZZO (Hova)” took over the charts and helped JAY Z to develop a huge fan following. Since his early years in the rap game, he transition into become more behind the scenes and has produced countless hits for a variety of artists.
TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten JAY Z songs from his early years to current hits like “Holy Grail” and “Run This Town.” Did your favorite JAY Z song not make the list? Comment below and add your favorite.
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10. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
“I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” was released back in 2000 on The Dynasty and showed off a new side to the rap superstar. It had a dance track beat and the insturmentals helped to highlight the talent behind JAY Z’s lyrical delivery.
“Anything” has become a fan favorite and the video has reached over a millin views on YouTube.
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8. Jigga What, Jigga Who
JAY Z, who is often known as Jigga in some circles, put his nickname into an unforgettable and catchy single.
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7. Run This Town
JAY Z teamed up with Rihanna and Kanye West for this power anthem for a younger music generation. The hard-hitting lyrics by West and JAY Z are compliment by Rihanna’s smooth vocal delivery.
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6. Empire State of Mind ft. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys and JAY Z took over the charts when they released this anthem about the concert jungle, New York City. The song became an instant fan favorite after only a few times being played on the radio.
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5. Ni**as in Pairs
Just when fans think JAY Z can’t out do his previous ventures, he does. JAY Z teamed up with Kanye West and released an entire album, Watch The Throne. The duo went on tour following the 2011 release and the album is now a part of rap music history.
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4. Dirt Off Your Shoulder
JAY Z is known for creating songs that are not just singles but become anthems. “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” fits into the category of being more than just a song, this is the type of song that connects with an entire generation and has everyone brushing the dirt right off of their shoulders.
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3. IZZO (Hova)
Featured on the Blueprint which was released back in 2001, this song instantly became a fan favorite and is often heard on playlists today.
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2. Holy Grail
JAY Z is known for his duets and this most recent one with Justin Timberlake took over the radio airwaves, digital downloads and the music video was more like a short film when it was released. JAY Z had been working with Timberlake on his most recent album and this duo feels like a natural match made in music history.
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1. Big Pimpin’
One of the early hits from JAY Z, “Big Pimpin’” was a hint that JAY Z was going to be more than a rap star, he was going to become a superstar. JAY Z started off strong and has only become stronger as his career as continued to grow and define the odds.