I’m a business, man: The ultimate Jay-Z playlist One of Jay-Z’s most prolific lyrics is, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” and his career in the entertainment world has proven it. Jay-Z has been in the game for well over two decades, a feat that many artists can only dream about.
Throughout his tenure, he built a record label, launched a clothing line, became part owner with the Brooklyn Nets, started his own sports agency, and became a music streaming giant with his acquisition of TIDAL. However, all of these accomplishments came to fruition once he became a rising star in the hip-hop game. Since his start in the mid-90s, he’s released 13 solo albums, a couple of joint albums, and countless feature collaborations. With that all in mind, let’s take a look back at some of his best songs.