Jay Z

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  • Rap, hip hop and R&B
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He's Mr Beyoncé, a friend of Barack Obama, a record label mogul, a clothing and baseball entrepreneur and a globe-straddling, chart-busting, ubiquitous hip hop superstar – which makes it easy to forget that behind it all, Shawn Carter is also a supremely talented guy with a world-beating flow and some killer hits up his Roc-A-Wear sleeve. Tonight in Paris, Hova will be cracking a few of them out – 'Empire State of Mind', 'Run This Town', 'Big Pimpin'', '99 Problems', 'Hard Knock Life' – and showcasing his twelfth album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. He might also be calling in a few favours from some of the big names who have benefited from his hit-making guest verses – don't be surprised if Justin, Kanye, or even Queen Bey herself show up on the night…