Before there was a Reasonable Doubt, Hova (his nickname) was a typical Brooklyn B-Boy, adorned with gold fronts and a dokey rope gold chain.
Reasonable Doubt, arguably, Jay-Z's best album, was released in 1996. The Godfather fashion and mindset was heavily on Jigga's mind.
Jay-Z deep in thought in this classic photo. Was he thinking about his childhood roots or was he just thinking about his 70s style afro he attempted to grow?
Who says you have to wear a corporate suit or anything besides a white tee in order to be a successful businessman?
No doubt the Brooklyn bred product is proud of his borough and of his stake in the Brooklyn Nets!
Happy Birthday Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter!
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z chat backstage at the the exclusive D'USSE VIP Lounge at Barclays Center on September 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for D'USSE)