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Happy 51st birthday, Jay-Z!

From his famed raps to becoming a full-fledged record executive to running his own businesses, Jay-Z can truly do it all. He’s often referred to as one of the greatest rappers of all tim!

We love seeing these photos of him throughout the years, including shots with his equally talented wife, Beyonce! Check out the gallery below. Happy birthday, Jay-Z!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!