10 Ways Jay-Z Influenced the World

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He Introduced Other Superstars and Talents

Jay-Z's track record as a music exec at Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam and Roc Nation is no joke. He signed Rihanna and Kanye West, two of the biggest, most influential artists of the new millennium. He also helped launch the careers of J. Cole, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Just Blaze and other skilled rap luminaries who've left an oversize mark on the game.

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