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The Resume

    (December 4, 1969- )
    Birth name is Shawn Corey Carter
    Recorded 'Hard Knock Life,' 'Can I Get A...,' 'Big Pimpin',' 'I Just Wanna Love U,' 'Izzo,' 'Girls, Girls, Girls,' 'Bonnie & Clyde,' 'Excuse Me Miss,' 'Change Clothes,' 'Dirt Off Your Shoulder,' '99 Problems,' 'Show Me What You Got,' 'Run This Town,' 'Empire State Of Mind,' 'On To The Next One,' 'Young Forever' and 'Holy Grail'
    Collaborated with Kanye West on 'Otis,' 'Niggas In Paris' and 'Clique'; collaborated with Beyonce on 'Crazy In Love,' 'Deja Vu' and 'Drunk In Love'

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a crack dealer.
    At 12 years old, he shot his brother in the arm for stealing jewelry from him.
    He was arrested for stabbing rap producer, Lance 'Un' Rivera (1999).
    He was arrested for illegal gun possession in New York (2001).
    His mother never told her co-workers that her son was Jay-Z.
    His 'The Best of Both Worlds' concert tour with R. Kelly brought out the worst of both worlds when the tour was cut short, with both men accusing each other of jealousy (2004).
    TMZ published surveillance video of him being attacked in an elevator by sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, following the Met Gala (May 12, 2014).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in New York, the Marcy projects of Brooklyn.
    He said: 'I think every rapper should feel like they're the best.'
    His father abandoned the family when he was 11 years old.
    He was shot at from close range, but all three bullets missed him.
    He told the Daily News that he enjoys listening to non-hip-hop artists, such as Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan and Nirvana.
    He married Beyonce.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 416 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 293 Votes: 47.10% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 175 Votes: 42.29% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 272 Votes: 55.51% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1247 Votes: 78.91% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 615 Votes: 82.93% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 44 Votes: 70.45% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 383 Votes: 65.01% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 1653 Votes: 65.34% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 193 Votes: 60.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 242 Votes: 59.92% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 479 Votes: 62.84% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 552 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 452 Votes: 65.49% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 183 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 612 Votes: 73.37% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 541 Votes: 73.20% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1004 Votes: 69.62% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 924 Votes: 70.24% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2283 Votes: 69.86% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2604 Votes: 78.76% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6300 Votes: 70.08% Annoying