11 Times Jay-Z Has Rapped About Becoming a Billionaire
Since the beginning of his career, Jay-Z has been out for dead presidents to represent him. Over more than 20 years in the game, the Brooklyn bar layer has transcended from unapologetic dope boy to a multifaceted entrepreneur, all while embodying the ultimate hustler’s spirit. Hov’s grind has literally paid off, with news recently breaking that revealed the rapper has finally reached billionaire status—a first for a rapper.
With the power moves he has been making, this milestone has been something people have seen coming for a while now. The Roc Nation head honcho's wealth status was revealed by Forbes, who calculated the 10-figure number by “looking at the artist’s stakes in companies like Armand de Brignac champagne—applying our customary discount to private firms—then added up his income, subtracting a healthy amount to account for a superstar lifestyle.”
The numbers were then verified "with a roster of outside experts to ensure these estimates were fair and conservative."
On top of his top-of-the-line grind, Jigga has literally spoken—or rapped—this milestone into existence. Within the past decade, Jay has dropped a number of lines in songs about aspiring to reach the coveted billionaire boys club and joining the likes Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and others. After remixing songs like 50 Cent's "I Get Money" and Lil Wayne's "A Milli" (to make "A Billi"), Hov really is 10-figure Jigga.
With news recently surfacing that Hova has reached billionaire status, XXL compiles a list of times Jay has referenced reaching 10 figures on wax.