Jay-Z celebrates 10 years

Published: 2006-06-13
Rapper turned Def Jam CEO Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z) is coming out of retirement to celebrate the anniversary of his first release.

Jay-Z announced his retirement from making music in 2003 after the release of his last record The Black Album. But since then, he has collaborated on records with R.Kelly and Linkin Park.

He has also performed at a few one-off shows like the "I Declare War" concert in 2005 where he formally ended his beef with fellow rapper Nas.

This time he will be coming out of retirement to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his first release, 1996's Reasonable Doubt. The hip-hop heavyweight will perform his entire debut album at Radio City Music Hall in New York 10 years after its initial release date on June 25th.

Rumors are swirling about possible guest appearances at the show which may include Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige, who collaborated with Jay-Z on his debut album.

Rumors also persist about a more permanent end to Jay-Z's retirement in the form of a new album.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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