The Evolution of Jay Z

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The Carter Administration

Most folks move to Florida to play bridge when they retire. Not Jay. He became president of Def Jam, splitting with his partners Dash and Riggs, and selling the Roc-A-Fella imprint to his new employer. During his three-year tenure he signed Rihanna and helped launch the careers of Kanye West and Ne-Yo.

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