50 Things You Didn't Know About Jay-Z [Click Inside]

Complex writes:

Hip-hop fans have been listening to, watching, and reading about Jay-Z for what seems like forever. At this point, it feels like Hov is a guy we know really well—even if he doesn't know us at all.

Jay has revealed so much about himself through his songs: how he shot his brother, the pain he felt when his father left him, the stillborn child his ex-girlfriend gave birth to. It's hard not to feel a kinship to him. He isn't a soul-bearing artist quite like Eminem (who exposes every single detail), but he does poke his head out to reveal jarring facts about himself on occasion.

Still, no matter how much Hov you've listened to, there are plenty of below-the-radar facts of which you may not be aware. Not anymore, though. We did some research and dug up several interesting tidbits of information from Jay-Z profiles, interviews, and books that have come out over the years.

Without further ado, here are 50 Things You Didn't Know About Jay-Z.

-Reasonable Doubt was originally titled Heir to the Throne.
-He got Trackmasters to produce for him by betting Steve Stoute he could beat him in Madden.
-He spoke to Biggie over the phone on the night he was killed.
-At one point, Memphis Bleek owned him $3 million in losses stemming from a card game.
-His father died the same night Jay celebrated the opening of the 40/40 Club.
-Smoking weed helped him finish making "Izzo."

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Comment by Jack Bear on November 28, 2012 at 2:36pm
Comment by Jay on November 28, 2012 at 1:06pm
Nice. All I hear from wayne is he skateboards and eats p****
Comment by BizzyMo on November 28, 2012 at 6:15am
Like his Stories, how much u can say about Lil'Wanye and all wake Rappers..only s***.
Hov is definitely the Greatest!!
Comment by emeka mecota on November 28, 2012 at 4:55am
jay z nwa illuminatic
Comment by TH3MA$TAHM!ND on November 28, 2012 at 3:27am
i like jay-z, his stans bug the fuhk outta me tho
Comment by Timur on November 28, 2012 at 1:14am
-camel -illuminati
-he was hip hop, now makin pop records
-beyonce's b****
Comment by SMP on November 28, 2012 at 12:57am
I know 1 thing about him and that's enough - he has a bit-ch attitude.
Comment by QSP on November 27, 2012 at 8:29pm
i fuc with jay he that n****
Comment by F U C K IT!! (51-50) on November 27, 2012 at 7:41pm
so basically his father was the blood sacrifice the the 40/40 club i wonder what the nephew was the sacrifice for..... u know the nephew he bought the car for and he died in it .... he mentioned it in the song lost ones
Comment by malone denisio on November 27, 2012 at 4:27pm
zzzzz this is 50 and you said you found 50 things????? boy fake news run this website .... but hey niqqas know jay is tha dude period

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