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67 Jay-Z quotes about success, music, life, and the hustle

A man who is known the world round, Jay-Z didn’t always have it all. He started from the bottom, literally, and lived on to become one of the best entertainers the rap world has ever known—not to mention he is married to Queen Bey!

Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter) may have started out hustling in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, NY; but he knew deep down, that he had greater things within him…

Starting with his first mix-tape, and his uncle stifling him, to his self-publishing his first album after being rejected by numerous record labels, Sean Carter has built himself into one of the wealthiest and most influential musicians in the last 15 years.

Connecting with a broad audience through his flows, and his storytelling prowess, he has inspired many

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