20 Things You Didn’t Know About Jay Z

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20 Things you didn’t know about Jay Z

At this point, as a fan, you have the feeling that you know everything there is about Jay Z. He revealed some personal things about himself throughout his songs, like how painful it was when his father left him or how he shot his brother.

But, even so, we bet that there are some things you didn’t know about him, and that is why we put together some amazing facts into our today’s 20 things you didn’t know about Jay Z article.

After a thorough research, we dug up some interesting things about Jay that almost slipped under the radar.

It wasn’t that easy like it was when we wrote about Eminem, because Jay has not exposed his personal life as much as Eminem did in his songs. These are the 20 things you didn’t know about Jay Z!

1. Although he is a very good friend with Obama, he declared that he will never embrace the life of a politician.

Things you didn't know about Jay Z
Obama and Jay Z; via www.bet.com

2. He was one of the last few people that spoke with Biggie over the phone on the night he was killed.

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Biggie; via thinkpynk.com

3. He was a child prodigy; when he was in the sixth grade his testing level was at a twelfth grade.

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Jay Z; via memoirsofanurbangentleman.com

4. His father died in the same night he inaugurated the opening of his night club.

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Jay Z; via www.bet.com

5. After hurricane Katrina Jay Z donated $1 million to the U.S. Red Cross.

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Jay Z; via www.youredm.com

6. In 2009 Jay and Beyonce were declared the most powerful couple in the World.

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Jay Z and Beyonce; via www.hiphoplive.ro

7. He doesn’t write the lyrics down, all the lyrics are made in his head.

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Jay Z; via www.forbes.com

8. Jay Z’s mom said that he was e very loud child, and kept the family awake many nights by banging drum patterns on the furniture.

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Jay Z; via hellobeautiful.com

9. Rolling Stone declared him the 88th best artist of all time, including all the other music genre.

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Jay Z; via www.musictimes.com

10. Jay Z has more than 50 million albums sold worldwide, and he has 17 Grammy Awards.

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Jay Z; via www.popsugar.com

11. In 2005 his nephew died from a car crash; he was driving a Chrysler which was given to him by Jay a as gift for graduation.

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Jay Z; via www.bet.com

12. He beat Elvis’s record for having the most number one albums owned by a solo artist.

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Jay Z; via ksfm.cbslocal.com

13. Jay Z once said: “I would have the superpower to zap all rich people and move them to the ghetto and zap the poor people to where the rich people were, so that all people could understand how each other lives. Then we figure out the rest after that”.

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Jay Z; via patdollard.com

14. Every Sunday, Jay and Beyonce spend their time at a pizza restaurant in New York.

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Jay Z and Beyonce; via www.justjared.com

15. Jay Z has an estimated net worth of $550 million. Read more about it here.

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Jay Z; via rappingmanual.com

16. He is a part owner of the NBA’s team Brooklyn Nets; he said that it is his most beloved acquisition.

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Jay Z; via www.bkmag.com

17. Jay said that early in his career, his performance on stage was horrible, and he had no stage presence at all.

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Young Jay Z; via www.bet.com

18. A Hungarian singer sued Jay Z and Beyonce for using her voice at the intro of the “Drunk In Love” song.

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Jay Z and Beyonce; via www.rickey.org

19. You can learn more about Jay Z at a course held by the Georgetown University. Professor Michael Eric Dyson teaches a course called “Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay Z”.

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Michael Eric Dyson and his students; via www.washingtonpost.com

20. Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the popular TV show Game Of Thrones, once said: “I tried  unsuccessfully to steal one of the egg props for myself, but apparently Jay Z bought one for Beyonce. I don’t know”.

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Dragon Eggs from Game of Thrones; via gameofthrones.wikia.com

Thank you for having the patience to read our today’s 20 things you didn’t know about Jay Z article, and we hope you enjoyed it!

So, what is your all time favorite song of Jay Z? For any other opinions, leave them in the comment section below!

Find more interesting information here: JAY-Z HAD A FAVORITE BRAND OF CHAMPAGNE, SO HE BOUGHT IT!

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