Jay-Z is a living legend with millions of records sold worldwide and became a billionaire via his various business ventures in the process. Today (Dec. 4) is the artist born Shawn Carter’s birthday, and Twitter is currently celebrating the Brooklyn legend properly.
If you’re a regular reader of Hip-Hop Wired, you’re already well aware that we support Hov around these parts so there’s no need for us to run down his impressive resume in grand detail. With 13 studio albums, multiple businesses, and the ability to still show up on features and body the track, Jay-Z doesn’t have anything else to prove as he coasts comfortably into his middle years.
Would another album from Jay-Z be welcomed by most? Most certainly. But at this juncture, if we never get another proper full-length from H to the Izzo, we’ve got plenty to fall back on. As one of the greatest living rappers today, Jay-Z’s lyrical and entrepreneurial acumen should be studied for years to come.
For now, check out the reactions from Twitter honoring Jay-Z below, and we’ve also added a collection of playlists from the biggest DSPs featuring the GOAT’s music.
Happy G-Day, Jay-Z!
Happy birthday Jay-Z favorite song from him? pic.twitter.com/MhpAzD1UwW— DatPiff (@DatPiff) December 4, 2021
Jay-Z turns 52 today.— Boardroom (@boardroom) December 4, 2021
— 125M+ records sold
— 23 Grammys
— 14 No. 1s on the @Billboard 200
— @RockHall inductee
— @Roc_A_Fella, @Rocawear, @rocNation, @ArmandDeBrignac, @DusseCognac, @RocNationSports, @tidal, @the4040club, @monogramcompany, @planes
HBD, HOV. pic.twitter.com/YXZcGiDbw2
Jay Z turns 52 years old today, Happy Birthday— SOUNDCITY AFRICA! (@SOUNDCITYtv) December 4, 2021
What’s your favorite line of the GOAT? pic.twitter.com/9sZMevHTWs
One of the best Jay-Z stories is how he finessed the writer / owner of the ‘Annie’ copyright into clearing the sample for “Hard Knock Life” — which became his first major hit.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) December 4, 2021
Happy Birthday Hov pic.twitter.com/P2kHZPRYC0
Happy Birthday Jay-Z.— sloanestephens (@SloaneStephens) December 4, 2021
For all you inspire, Thank you. pic.twitter.com/gJPV0loMrx
December 4th is Jay-Z day. Nobody else has their birthday celebrated like that. There’s levels.— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) December 4, 2021