On October 27, 2005, Jay-Z headlined New York's Power 105.1 annual concert, Powerhouse.The concert was entitled the "I Declare War" concert leading to intense speculation in the weeks preceding the event on whom exactly Jay-Z would declare war.He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one ("Empire State of Mind") as lead artist.
Blige, Beyoncé, Twista, Ghostface Killah, Foxy Brown, Pharrell Williams and R. Included in these were a greatest hits record, as well as the release and tour of Unfinished Business, the second collaborative album between Jay-Z and R. In 2004, Jay-Z collaborated with rock group Linkin Park, in which they released their collaborative remix EP Collision Course, which featured mashups of both artists' songs, as well as a concert DVD.
Kelly with special appearances by Voletta Wallace and Afeni Shakur, the mothers of The Notorious B. The album's only single, "Numb/Encore", went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and was performed with Linkin Park live at the Grammys, with a special appearance by Paul Mc Cartney, who added verses from the song "Yesterday". Later in 2004, Jay-Z was named president of Def Jam Records, which led to Jay-Z, Dash and Biggs selling their remaining interests in Roc-A-Fella Records and Jay-Z taking control of both of the companies.
When I would leave the stage to go change outfits, I would bring out Jay-Z and Positive K and let them freestyle until I came back to the stage." The young Jay-Z appeared on a popular song by Big L, "Da Graveyard", and on Mic Geronimo's "Time to Build", which also featured early appearances by DMX and Ja Rule in 1995.
His first official rap single was called "In My Lifetime", for which he released a music video. Hard Knock Life which spawned the biggest hit of his career at the time, "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)".
Four tracks were produced by Kanye West and the album represents one of West's first major breaks in the industry. It was later reissued in a single-disc version, The Blueprint 2.1, which retained half of the tracks from the original.
The album spawned two massive hit singles, "Excuse Me Miss" and "'03 Bonnie & Clyde", which featured Jay-Z's future wife Beyoncé.Jay-Z claims in his lyrics that in 1982 at age 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.Along with future rapper AZ, Carter attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn until it was closed down. and Busta Rhymes, followed by a stint at Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey, though he did not graduate.The two former rivals shook hands and shared the stage together to perform Jay-Z's "Dead presidents" blended with Nas's song "The World is Yours".Jay-Z's comeback single, "Show Me What You Got", was leaked on the Internet in early October 2006, scheduled to be released later on that month, received heavy air-play after its leak, causing the FBI to step in and investigate.Jay-Z worked with video director Hype Williams, and the single's video was directed by F. The album features production from Just Blaze, Pharrell, Kanye West, Dr.