The photo above was taken in 1990. Jay Z is seen with Queen Latifah and Jaz-O.
Jay Z posing for a photo shoot in 1996.
JANUARY 1996: Rap artist Jay-Z sits at a desk and reads some papers in January 1996 in New York City, New York.
Jay Z during Billboard Awards ’98 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Jay-Z at Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs’ birthday party, New York, November 4, 1998.
Jay Z at The 1998 Billboard Music Awards bringing home some hardware.
Jay Z performs in Toronto, Canada on March 10th 1999.
We’re not sure the specific location of this Jay Z performance, but it was from 1999.
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Jay Z during The 1999 MTV Movie Awards at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, United States.
Jay-Z and Russell Simmons during the opening of Cartier Store Opening in 1999.
Jay-Z with his award for Best rap Video at the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City on September 9, 1999.
Jay Z performing in early Jan 2000.
CANCUN – MARCH 16: Rapper Jay-Z performs during MTV’s Spring Break 2000 in Cancun, Mexico.
Jay-Z, Aaliyah, Bijou Phillips and Kidada Jones during Tommy Hilfiger Party at Bar North in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Jay-Z and Destiny’s Child during Reception to celebrate the opening of ‘Giorgio Armani Exhibition’ which will run through January 17, 2001 at the Solomom Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY.
Jay-Z leaving R & B singer Aaliyah’s memorial service at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church in New York City August 2001.
Damon Dash and Jay Z backstage at the Mtv European Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. 11/8/2001
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Jay-Z during Jay-Z performs on MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ at the MTV studios in Times Square at MTV studios-Times Square in New York City, New York, United States.
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Jay-Z, Beenie Sigel, & Freeway during the 16th Annual Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles March 20, 2002
Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles during ‘Spankin’ New Music Week’ with Jay-Z, Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles on MTV’s ‘TRL’ – November 21, 2002 at MTV Studios Times Square in New York City, New York, United States.
Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles ride around NYC during during ‘Spankin’ New Music Week’ November 2002.