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Photos: JAY-Z through the years

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    Jay-Z attends 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at Owlwood Estate on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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    UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1990: Photo of Jay Z Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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    Time & Life Pictures/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesUNITED STATES - circa 1995: American rapper Jay-Z. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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    UNSPECIFIED - JULY 01: Photo of Jay Z Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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    Jay-Z at Sean 'Puffy' Combs' birthday party, New York, November 4, 1998. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)

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    Jay-Z and Russell Simmons (Photo by Steve Eichner/WireImage)

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    UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of JAY-Z (Photo by Andrew Lepley/Redferns)

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    J. Vespa/WireImageJay-Z, Aaliyah, Bijou Phillips and Kidada Jones during Tommy Hilfiger Party at Bar North in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)

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    Scott Gries/Getty ImagesJay-Z performs with Mary J. Blige and The Roots on "MTV Unplugged" at the MTV studios in New York City. 11/18/01 (Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect)

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    OS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Musician Jay-Z and Jimmy Fallon arrive at the 16th Annual GQ "Men Of The Year" Party at Chateau Marmont on November 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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    Singer/Actress Beyonce Knowles and her boyfriend rapper Jay-Z watch the New York Knicks v Orlando Magic game at Madison Square Garden December 4, 2002 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

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    Jay Z and Beyonce perform onstage during the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 28, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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    Musicians Jay-Z (L) and Kid Rock perform on stage at the 2004 Black Entertainment Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Rapper Jay-Z (right) and singer R. Kelly perform during their "Best of Both Worlds" tour, September 30, 2004 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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    Singer Beyonce Knowles (L) and her man, rapper Jay Z attend the Marc Jacobs Fall 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at The Armory February 7, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

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    Jay-Z and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park perform during the "Music for Relief" tsunami benefit concert at the Anaheim Pond on February 18, 2005 in Anaheim, California.(Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

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     Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Jay-Z perform during the "Music for Relief" tsunami benefit concert at the Anaheim Pond on February 18, 2005 in Anaheim, California.(Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

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    Def Jam president/rapper Jay-Z (L) and Kanye West perform at the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2005 Concert June 5, 2005 at Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

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    Rapper Jay-Z with his Best Rap/Sung Collaboration poses in the press room at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Rapper Jay-Z and singer Beyonce Knowles perform onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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    Actor Denzel Washington and rapper Jay-Z appear onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on November 20, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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    Rapper Jay-Z (L) and a dancer perform "Show Me What You Got" at the 2006 American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium November 21, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Rappers 50 Cent, Kanye West, P. Diddy, and Jay Z perform onstage during Screamfest '07 at Madison Square Garden on August 22, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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    Jay-Z is interviewed for Jay-Z Takes "106 & Park" to Brooklyn at Steiner Studios on November 8, 2007 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)

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    Rapper Jay-Z (L) and singer Rihanna accept the Best Rap/Sung Collaberation award onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs (L) greets rapper Jay-Z at a "Promote The Vote Block Party" in support of Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) November 3, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

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     (L-R) Rappers T.I., Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne perform during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    Rappers Jay-Z and Eminem perform together on-stage at the launch of 'DJ Hero' at the Wiltern Theatre on June 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

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    In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions Inc., Jay-Z and Oprah Winfrey applaud during the "Oprah Winfrey Show" at the Sydney Opera House on Dec. 14, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by George Burns/Harpo Productions Inc. via Getty Images)

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     Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform live on stage at The Brit Awards 2010 at Earls Court on February 16, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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     Rapper Jay-Z signs copies of his book "Decoded" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on November 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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     Kanye West and Jay-Z perform during VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music at VEVO Power Station on March 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO)

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     Musician Jay-Z and singer Beyonce attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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    Jay-Z attends the after party following his concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit The United Way Of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation at the 40 / 40 Club on February 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

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     (L-R) Singer Beyonce, rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West and television personality Kim Kardashian attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)

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    Jay-Z and Rihanna perform during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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     Rapper Jay-Z, winners of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Performance, poses in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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     Recording artists Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive at the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States.

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     Singer Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z attend a rally honoring Trayvon Martin outside One Police Plaza in Manhattan on July 20, 2013 in New York City. 

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     Adele and Jay-Z attend a luncheon honoring Rob Stringer as UJA-Federation of New York Music Visionary of 2013 at The Pierre Hotel on June 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Sony Music)

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    Rappers Nas (L) and Jay-Z perform onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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    Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z and Beyonce onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

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    Jay-Z (L) and musician Justin Timberlake perform on stage at Barclays Center on December 14, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for M2M Construction)

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    Beyonce and rapper Jay Z perform onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    Jay-Z; Beyonce Knowles attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Recording Artists Taylor Swift, Jay Z and Kanye West and tv personality Kim Kardashian attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

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    JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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    Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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     Rapper Jay-Z performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)

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     Beyonce and Jay-Z sit courtside for Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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     Beyonce and Jay-Z sit courtside for Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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     Recording artist Jay Z is seen on a screen as he performs during a Get Out The Vote concert Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Wolstein Center on November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Rapper Shawn "JAY Z" Carter participates in a panel discussion during Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, the Weinstein Company and Spike TV's announcement of a documentary event series on Kalief Browder on October 6, 2016 in New York City.

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    Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Jay Z attends the "Time: The Kalief Browder Story" Premiere - 2017 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 25, 2017 in Park City, Utah.

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    Jay Z performs at the American Airlines Arena on November 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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