Affectionately known as “Hov” to fans, on this special day, the rapper and businessman has many successes to celebrate. The Brooklyn-born emcee worked his way up from street hustler to rap mogul with a steady stream of hits and smart business decisions, eventually becoming one of the most respected people in entertainment.
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His rock solid marriage to megastar Beyonce is a constant reminder of the power and beauty of Black love. Help us wish Jay a very happy birthday!
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