Shawn Corey Carter—a.k.a. Mr. Carter—is simply one of a kind.
Born and raised in the streets of Brooklyn, New York, Jay- Z is one of the most iconic hip hop artists of our generation, an influential and successful music mogul, and half (not the better, sorry!) of one of our favorite couples in pop culture.
We have the utmost respect for birthday boy Jay-Z, who’s turning 48th today. There are many reasons why he’s got us looking so crazy in love, and here are 14 of them!