10 Ways Jay-Z Influenced the World

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He's a Style Icon

Jay-Z may not have the high-fashion panache of Kanye West, but his influence in street wear over the past decade-and-a-half is undeniable. Yes, he made "the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can," but he's also popularized several other trends, including throwbacks, striped button-ups, Chloé glasses, all-white air forces and platinum jewelry. Plus, there's his clothing line, Rocawear, which, although it's fallen on tough times of late, is undoubtedly one of the most successful urban clothing brands of all time.

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