5. He's married to Beyonce.
Beyonce Knowles captured everyone's heart as the lead singer of Destiny's Child. 15 years later, Beyonce's still killin it. When Hov said, "I got the hottest chick in the game wearin my chain", he was being serious. The only woman to match the success and talents of Sean Carter is Beyonce Knowles.
4. He shies away from the media.
Jay-Z is never tweeting crazy things, or saying anything ridiculous to TMZ. He knows how to present himself and keep a clean image. You gotta show respect for a guy who continues to make headlines, even though he tries to lay low.
3. He convinced Oprah to like rap.
I couldn't watch more than 3 minutes of an episode of her show, but this clip is proof that Hov convinced Ms. Winfrey that rap has a purpose. Oprah's usually only talking about how great she is, so her shout out to Jay shows that he's a pretty big deal.
2. He raps about his own experiences.
There's a lot of rappers who get questioned on the legitimacy of what they're saying. Jay-Z is never one of those guys. Hov actually lived through all the things he raps about. Legit rappers carry so much more emotion in their raps than fake ones.
1. He's an entrepreneur.
Nobody has business experience like Hov does. Growing up, he used to sell coke. Now, the name "Jay-Z" is a brand in itself. He is a walking advertisement for any brand he is seen using or wearing. Sales in Cristal sky-rocketed after a mention by Mr. Carter. "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man"