Jay-Z's Biggest Career Moments... So Far
With the arrival of 'Magna Carta Holy Grail,' we look at a varied path to stardom
The Grey Album
While Jay-Z had nothing to do with Danger Mouse's underground smash which illegally mashed up Jigga's "Black Album" with The Beatles' "White Album," it was one of the many hip associations that helped keep the rapper's legacy alive during his short-lived "retirement." For anyone who spent 2004 taking it in, it's still hard to listen to John Lennon's self-referential "Glass Onion" without hearing Jay-Z ask if we want an "Encore" -- the answer is yes, by the way, whether it's Hova or the Fab Four asking. At the very least it was more interesting that Jay-Z's official collaboration with Linkin Park, released the same year.