Before his Blueprint mayhem, Jay Z was featured on the hip-hop duo Original Flavor’s song titled “Can I Get Open.”
Jay Z wrote the Blueprint 2 in two days.
He recorded a verse on Big Daddy Kane's “Show & Prove.”
In 2003, Jay Z's "Fade To Black" tour at Madison Square Garden marked him as the first rapper to headline a show in that arena.
In 2008, he also became the first rapper to headline the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K.
Mr. Carter ranked 11 No. 1 albums, beating out Elvis Presley who had 10.
"Never Let Me Down" was meant to be listed on The Blueprint 2 instead of Kanye West’s The College Dropout.
He was supposed to be featured on Ashanti's track "Foolish"
The 44-year-old sometimes draws inspiration from U2 and Daft Punk.
Jay Z said one of the reasons he wanted to create The Blueprint 3 was "because of the challenge."
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