Jay-Z turns 50: His life through the years

Jay-Z turns 50: His life through the years

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Jay Z is a rap legend, bonafide music mogul and half of music's most royal couple. As the star turns 50, we're looking back on his best years.

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In the early days of his rap career in 1989 (center)

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Posing in 1996

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Taking a phone call in 2001

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Performing with Beyoncé in 2003

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Decked out in Dolce & Gabbana in 2007

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Playing guitar at Glastonbury Festival in 2008

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Partying with Diddy in 2008

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Keeping the champagne flowing while in Las Vegas in 2009

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Watching the US Open with Beyoncé in 2011

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At the Met Gala in 2015

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On the streets of New York in 2017

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During the couple's On The Run II tour in 2018

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Seen at the "Lion King" premiere in July of 2019

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