Kelly with special appearances by Voletta Wallace and Afeni Shakur, the mothers of The Notorious B. The album's only single, "Numb/Encore", went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and was performed with Linkin Park live at the Grammys, with a special appearance by Paul Mc Cartney, who added verses from the song "Yesterday". Later in 2004, Jay-Z was named president of Def Jam Records, which led to Jay-Z, Dash and Biggs selling their remaining interests in Roc-A-Fella Records and Jay-Z taking control of both of the companies.On October 27, 2005, Jay-Z headlined New York's Power 105.1 annual concert, Powerhouse.
He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one ("Empire State of Mind") as lead artist.
Reeves would later meet and reconcile with Jay-Z before dying in 2003.
Jay-Z claims in his lyrics that in 1982 at age 12, he shot his older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.
Along with future rapper AZ, Carter attended Eli Whitney High School in Brooklyn until it was closed down. and Busta Rhymes, followed by a stint at Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey, though he did not graduate.
He then attended the nearby George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School with future rappers The Notorious B. According to his mother, Carter used to wake up his siblings at night banging out drum patterns on the kitchen table.