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  The "Big Homie" of JAY-Z fan pages. No One Does It Better. 4:44. THIS IS [not] HOV.

Adnis. Mahershala Ali. Friday. 4:44 PM. #jayz @mahershalaali @tidal

Up next is the "Adnis" short film, starring the one and only Mahershala Ali. Friday, 4:44 PM. #jayz @mahershalaali @tidal

"It's really about the ego. Killing off the ego, so we can have this conversation in this place of vulnerability and humility and honesty. You know, 'Jay Z' the public persona couldn't have this conversation, so he had to be eliminated, he has to be moved. So it's really Shawn Carter speaking to Jay Z, and he has to, like, convince him to move aside." #jayz @tidal

The Footnotes for "Kill Jay Z" are on TIDAL now. #jayz @tidal

"Bootleggers, bombers, Bin Laden, I'm still crackin', I will not lose, I simply refuse, I drop the same date as the Twin Towers, I show power
Still I show compassion for others, sent money and flowers, devote hours
I live in the struggle, I'm addicted to the hustle
I'm conflicted, because, dude, America, this land of mine, is filled with prisoners with the same plans as mine, so I'm a walking contradiction, on one hand I love my position, but easily I could have been that prison... And no, I am not a Christian, though I believe in God, but I don't believe in the devil, my beliefs are odd, if we the people was given freewill from God, how could He give the people freewill, without giving you E-vil?
We will hold it together, believe in the Roc, long after you leave the spot, long after my breathing stops, my spirit remains vibrant, I will lead the flock, and that's the tip of the iceberg
You might hear Christ's words in my scriptures, but I only write it for my niggas..." Jaÿ-Z, photographed on the roof of the original Roc-A-Fella Records offices on John Street in Lower Manhattan, by Atsuko Tanaka on March 5, 1996. Tanaka was shooting Cashmere Brown for promotional shots for the upcoming release of his classic debut "Reasonable Doubt." #jayz #rocafella #1996 #atsukotanaka

HOV NEWS... You can now pre-order JAY-Z's limited edition "4:44" cassette tape, which will release in August. UK customers have an extra incentive: a purchase gives you the chance to win tickets to the upcoming V Festival and stand side of stage during Hov's performance. International customers can enter the competition, but ✈️ and 🏨 are not included in the prize. Hit up the store here:
#jayz @rocnation @vfestival

Jay-Z, photographed participating in the New York Knicks "Reading Zone" program, formed as part of the NBA's "Read to Achieve" initiative, held at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill restaurant in New York City on December 11, 2002. Celebrity chef Flay is pictured at the end of the table.

That afternoon Hov spent time reading Christmas stories to, and dining with, a group of fifteen fifth-graders from the Beginning with Children charter school, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. "I never expected to meet Jay-Z, it was so nice he took the time to come read with us" said Alexandra Torres, one of the fifth-graders invited to the reading session. Her classmate Olivia Caban added: "Reading is my passion, and Jay-Z is so cool." "Growing up in the Marcy projects, reading was vital to my life," Jay told the New York Daily News as he signed autographs and posed for pictures with the children. "This is a beautiful thing the Knicks do. Because in the projects, I never met anyone who made it. No ballplayers or singers. Even the people who become lawyers or doctors moved out of the neighborhood. So you never get a chance to meet people who made it out—people to inspire you to do the same thing." Words have always seemed to come easy to the God MC, but as he explained it was his mother, Gloria Carter, who fostered a love of books that found him reading at a 12th grade level while in the sixth grade: "I loved to read. My mother always told me that nothing in life is any good unless it comes hard to you. But when I first started writing, it just flowed out, like a gift, like I was in the zone. So I figured it couldn't be any good because it came too easy. Then people said it was good. But then I realized it came easy because I read a lot. That's the message I want to send to these kids - all kids. Reading just makes life better and easier." #jayz @nyknicks @bobbyflay #2002 @nba

Jay-Z, photographed courtside at a game between his New Jersey Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey on November 18, 2008.

The Cavaliers beat the home team 106-82, with Hov's close friend LeBron James (23 years, 324 days) replacing Kobe Bryant as the youngest player to score 11,000 points when he hit a jump shot late in the first quarter. #jayz #2008 @kingjames

"[Trying to] turn that 62 to 125, 125 to a 250, 250 to a half a milli, [then] ain't nothin' nobody can do with me!" 62k followers. Thank you all for being a part of the ANJ Clique and providing a place where real Hov fans can talk shop. Now let's go flip this to 125k! *Jay laugh* #jayz #AintNoJigga

Jay-Z and Roc Nation client Cipha Sounds celebrating the one-year anniversary of Atlantic City's 40/40 Club with a bottle of Ace of Spades, photographed by longtime Roc-A-Fella Records affiliate Johnny Nunez on November 9, 2006. Two weeks later President Hov would return to the rap game with the Multi-Platinum "Kingdom Come." It sold 680,000 copies in its first week of release, and saved Def Jam from financial distress. #jayz @ciphasounds @johnnynunez @the4040club @armanddebrignac

Jay-Z, speaking on how his immense rapping talents was the thing that pulled him out of the hood, even when the system was designed to hold him down, in an interview with the "Stop Smiling" magazine in November 2007. His rhetoric makes me think of that quote [by Unknown], "What if the cure for cancer is trapped inside the mind of someone who can't afford an education?" #jayz #quote

"Mo' money, mo' checks, I'm addicted to fresh, six pair of kicks is my definition of 12 Steps…" In early-2007 Def Jam Recordings President Jay-Z heard a track by a popular British singer and knew straight away he wanted to help her gain attention in the United States. That track was the Grammy Award-winning "Rehab" by the late Amy Winehouse. The remix was first revealed in April, when Winehouse told MTV News that she had been contacted by Jay and given verses for a remix that were "really, really good ... I wouldn't know [why rappers want to work with me], apart from being different. Obviously I didn't set out to do that, but I have pride in being different. And the Jay-Z remix is wicked. I'm flattered that he liked [the song] enough to do something with it." On May 17 the remix was leaked online, and Hov's comical take on going to rehab was revealed. We can add this feature to his continued support of international artists, showing Jay's interest in not only traveling the world—but letting the world travel through him. Upon Amy's untimely passing in July 2011 Jay posted this message on his Life + Times site: "Rest in Peace AMY. 'Tears Dry On Their Own' is my favorite song by this amazing talent." Rest in Peace Amy. #jayz #amywinehouse @tidal

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