Jay-Z, New York's sensational hip hop artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Capital One Arena!
Jay-Z (birth name Shawn Corey Carter) was born in Brooklyn in 1969 and is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, investor, and businessman. His musical style is best described as a blend of East Coast hip hop (a style that originated in the New York City area during the 1970s - prioritizing complex lyrics for attentive listening rather than beats for dancing - and only became a distinct subgenre after artists from other regions of the United States emerged with different styles) and hardcore rap (a genre characterized by confrontation and aggression, whether in the lyrical subject matter, the hard, driving beats, the noisy sampling and production, or any combination thereof). He's had a stellar career with 13 studio albums, 1 live album, 5 compilation albums, 82 music videos, 115 singles, 3 split albums (with R. Kelly, Linkin Park, and Kanye West), and he's sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He holds the record for having the most #1 albums on the US Billboard 200 chart (as a solo artist) and he's received many accolades including 21 Grammy Awards. According to Forbes magazine, he's the richest hip hop artist in the US (after Diddy).
Don't miss your chance to see the embodiment of the rags to riches rap dream, largely due to his unsurpassed lyrical talent, incredible dedication, and industry smarts!