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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Rapper Jay-Z attends the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Jay-Z is one of the most successful rappers in hip-hop. He launched his record label Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 and dropped his debut album Reasonable Doubt a year later.

Jay-Z has released countless albums following his debut including his 2018 joint album, Everything Is Love, with his wife Beyonce as well as a few other joint albums.

The “Takeover” rapper has won a myriad of awards, including Grammys, BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards.

In 2017, Hova became the first emcee to be entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. To commemorate the rapper, we’ve created a gallery of him throughout the years. Check it out below.