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Comparing Jay Z, 50 Cent And LL Cool J At Age 35

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Artist: Jay Z
Borough: Brooklyn
Age When First Album Dropped: 25
Turned 35: 2004
Years In The Game To That Point: 15
Number Of Albums: 10 (10 platinum)
No. 1 Albums: 7
Top 40 Singles: 13
Labels: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation 
Beefs: Nas, Prodigy, DMX/Ruff Ryders, Dame Dash, Un Rivera, Stephon Marbury, Dipset, R. Kelly, Jaz-O
Women: Beyonce, Blu Cantrell, Free?, possibly Rosario Dawson, Amil and Foxy Brown, allegedly Carmen Bryan
Other Ventures: Roc-A-Fella Records
40/40 Club
Streets Is Watching, Backstage, State Property and Paper Soldiers films, as well as retirement documentary Fade To Black in 2004
Grammys: 15 nominations, 3 wins (Best Rap Album: Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life (1999); Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best R&B Song: “Crazy In Love” with Beyonce)
Biggest Collaborations: The Notorious B.I.G, R. Kelly, Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Kanye West, Eminem, Ja Rule
Albums (Billboard peak in parentheses): Reasonable Doubt (23) 1996; In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (3) 1997; Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life (1) 1998; Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter (1) 1999; The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (1) 2000; The Blueprint (1) 2001; The Best of Both Worlds with R. Kelly (2) 2002; The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (1) 2002; The Black Album (1) 2003; Unfinished Business with R. Kelly (1) 2004
Top 40 Chart Success (Hot 100): “99 Problems” (30); “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” (5); “Change Clothes” (10); “Excuse Me Miss” (8); “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” (4); “Girls, Girls, Girls” (17); “Izzo” (8); “I Just Wanna Love U” (11); “Big Pimpin’” (18); “Jigga My Nigga” (28); “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” (15); “Can I Get A…”(19); “Big Chips” (39) with R. Kelly

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