They say age gets better like wine and the boy smoove Hov turned 45 today. Remember when Jay Zannounced his retirement from hip hop in 2003? As we all know that departure was short lived, but it theoretically serves as the end to the first half of his illustrious career.
After a brief intermission as the president of Def Jam, act two of this epic began in 2006 (the release of his Kingdom Come album). Since that triumphant return, Jay Z has enjoyed a number of successful accomplishments. Click on to see game-changing moves Jay's made post-The Black Album and salute the king on his born day.