Jay Z Hip Hop Style Photo Credit: Flickr User Joella Marano

The GOAT of GOATs. You know his name-  Mr Carter, Hov, Shawn Corey Carter. Jay Z. As perhaps the most respected rapper in the game, Jay Z has been killing it since the 90’s and has since expanded his influence to industries far beyond the rap game. An influencer in multiple industries, at current time Jay Z’s net worth is assumed to be north of $810 Million- truly a baller dedicated to the game. What makes Jay Z so smooth though isn’t just his flow and business acumen- it’s his iced out jewelry and style as well.

Hov has changed a generation of rapper’s flow and has done so without ever putting lyrics to paper- owner of the Rocawear clothing line and New York’s 40/40 Club, Hov founded more labels than most rappers have worked for- if he can find the time, Jay Z also is a certified NBA and MLB scout, out for talent to two of his favorite pastimes.

Jay Z’s style itself is as smooth as it gets and some would say even more minimalistic than Drake’s. Mr. Carter is money, he doesn’t need to show it off in massive bling bling jewelry- if he’s out to be seen, he draws eyes with Holy Grail gold cuban chain. Fine gold iced out jewelry watches can be seen with a massive hip hop jewelry pendant for Big Pimpin, but for Hov it all comes back to the chain. Whether it’s a small refined bling bling jewelry tennis chain during Reasonable Doubt days or the disco ball chains from the Magna Carta days, Hip Hop Bling has the same kind of ice out jewelry Jay Z rolls in, without costing you Jay Z’s kind of cash.

For more than 25 years, Hov’s surmounted the mountaintop and worked with every big name in the game- now rappers and trappers alike line up in an attempt to work with him. Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Fabolous, UGK, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell, R. Kelly, Mariah Carey, Timbaland, Jermaine Dupri, Andre 3000, Usher, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Big Daddy Kane, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Linkin Park, DMX, Ja Rule, Rakim, Santigold, Robin Thicke, Amy Winehouse, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Chrisette Michelle, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, U2, Drake, Marina Abramovic, the list goes on. And on.

Mr. Carter has without a doubt changed the very essence of the game- he hustled on the streets and became one of the biggest names in the music business- not to mention a wealthy businessman of his own accord. Beyond the fact former President Barack Obama “owes him a couple,” Jay Z is still killing it with his massively successful 4:44 album. Eyes up, Hov isn’t finished yet.

Jay Z Discography

  • Reasonable Doubt
    • Released: June 25, 1996 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • In My Lifetime, Vol 1
    • Released: November 4, 1997 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • 2…Hard Knock Life
    • Released: September 29, 1998 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • 3…Life and Times of S. Carter
    • Released: December 28, 1999 (US)[29]
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
    • Released: October 31, 2000 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • The Blueprint
    • Released: September 11, 2001 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
    • Released: November 12, 2002 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • The Black Album
    • Released: November 14, 2003 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • Kingdom Come
    • Released: November 21, 2006 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • American Gangster
    • Released: November 6, 2007 (US)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • The Blueprint 3
    • Released: September 8, 2009 (US)
    • Label: Atlantic, Roc Nation
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • Magna Carta…Holy Grail
    • Released: July 4, 2013 (various)
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, IDJMG
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • 4:44
    • Released: June 30, 2017
    • Label: Roc Nation
    • Format: CD, digital download