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.
Dre and Coldplay's Chris Martin (single entitled "Beach Chair").
He then attended the nearby George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School with future rappers The Notorious B. According to his mother, Carter used to wake up his siblings at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.
She bought him a boom box for his birthday, sparking his interest in music. although Kane explains that he didn't fill the traditional hype man role, and was instead "basically ma[king] cameo appearances on stage.
As he had previously "declared war" on other artists taking lyrical shots at him at other events, many believed that the Powerhouse show would represent an all-out assault by Jay-Z upon his rivals.
The theme of the concert was Jay-Z's position as President and CEO of Def Jam, complete with an on-stage mock-up of the Oval Office.
Written in just two days, It was lauded for its production and its balance of "mainstream" and "hardcore" rap. A.)", "Girls, Girls, Girls", "Jigga That Nigga", and "Song Cry".
Eminem was the only guest rapper on the album, producing and rapping on the song "Renegade". As of February 2012, the album had sold 2,700,000 copies worldwide, even though its initial success had been overshadowed by the tragic events of 9/11.
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 Black Album has sold more than 3 million copies in the US. Kelly and released a collaborative studio album, The Best of Both Worlds.
On November 25, 2003, Jay-Z held a concert—billed as a "retirement party" at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which would later be the focus of his film Fade to Black. Other performers included collaborators like the Roots (in the form of his backing band), Missy Elliott, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Siegel, Freeway, Mary J. While Jay-Z had attested to a retirement from making new studio albums, various side projects and appearances soon followed.
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.