Jay Z's lyrics have often been considered explicit and controversial.

Jay Z - "99 Problems"

Music video of the song "99 Problems" by Jay Z.

Alex Han
Jay Z (also known as Jay-Z or Shawn Carter) released "99 Problems" in 2004. The video is as raw as the explicit lyrics!

"Can I Get A..." - Jay Z

Music video for "Can I Get A..." by Jay Z (featuring Amil and Ja Rule).

Alex Han
If you think the bartender in the video looks familiar, it is Chris Penn (brother of Sean Penn). Chris Penn died in 2006 at the age of 40.

"Empire State of Mind" - Jay Z

Music video of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys.

Alex Han
"Empire State of Mind" was released in 2009 and was a worldwide hit, selling over 5.5 million copies in the US alone!

Jay Z - "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"

Music video for "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" by Jay Z.

Alex Han
If you are wondering where that catchy chorus comes from, it's from the song "It's the Hard Knock Life" from the musical "Annie"!

Jay Z - "Otis"

"Otis" music video by Jay Z, featuring Kanye West.

Alex Han
Jay Z has recorded with many great artists, including Linkin Park, Kanye West, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Justin Timberlake.
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