Yup, Jay Z is 50! Born Sean Corey Carter on December 4 , 1969, Jay didn’t put his hometown of Brooklyn on the map, but he’s certainly held it down almost ever since he came onto the scene.

And in honor of his born day, the whole internet threw him a celebration. He’s had his critics over the years, as any successful individual does, but its fair to say that he’s at the very least set an example for Black self-made success.

Here’s a look at some of the celebratory tweets, how he’s made his money and a few other things we found to encompass the impact he’s had on culture and society. Happy Birthday Jay!

 

 

 

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