, born Shawn Corey Carter, grew up in the housing projects of Brooklyn, New York. He is a man of many trades: rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor. He has been successful as both a hip-hop artist and entrepreneur – one of the most successful in America in fact – with a net-worth of a cool $500 million. He has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and received 17 Grammy Awards.
Jay Z’s lyrics are often politically charged and reflect current issues of our time with words that flow, both fast and slow, creating a musical style of hip-hop that is compelling. His verses use what is referred to as ‘partial linking’, which means he adds pauses mid-verse, creating the ability to add more rhymes to his verses. Purchasing Jay Z tickets will give you the opportunity to see the ‘master of flow’ in person, a term Fredro Starr of Onyx calls him in the book “How to Rap”. Jay Z is a gifted rapper having said, “By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn't need pen or paper - my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape.” To buy Jay Z tickets is to see a true lyricist, performer and rapper at work, doing what he truly has a passion for: creating music.