Jay-Z is a Grammy-Award winning American rapper, co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets and the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. He is widely considered one of the greatest and most successful rappers of all time. He is admired for his ability to craft lyrics from memory, without the use of pen and paper. He claims his critically acclaimed album, The Blueprint, was written in two days.
Jay-Z is known for his willingness to collaborate and co-produce music with other artists. In 2011, he produced the EP Watch the Throne with fellow rapper Kanye West. Following singer Justin Timberlake's return to music in January 2013, Jay-Z co-produced the single "Suit & Tie". Jay-Z's 13th and latest album 4:44 was released June 30, 2017 and will be promoted on his latest tour in Fall 2017.