Shawn Corey Carter (yes! Corey! Wikipedia just told me so!) is celebrating his dawn of birth today as he turns a cool 44 years young. Who knows how Jay-Z — also known as Jigga, Hova, Blue Ivy’s dad, husband of Beyoncé and, of course, as the double-hand emoji that some also use as “blessed” which might as well be synonym for the rap phenom’s name — will spend this annually monumental occasion. Probably avoiding the embarrassing “Happy Birthday Song” while his family takes weirdly close pictures of him blowing out candles, for one. Isn’t that what all families do?
Anywhoons, in honor of his day, here are three of our favorite Jay-Z songs.
Without further ado:
BUT! And I mean a resounding, giant, hollering shout-of-a-but, we know there are like, 800 favorite and perfect songs. So, after we tell you ours, please and thank you tell us yours.