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J. Cole and Drake perform during the 2023 edition of Cole's Dreamville festival in Raleigh, N.C., last April. Their collaborative track "First Person Shooter" recently touched off a war of words with fellow MC Kendrick Lamar. Astrida Valigorsky/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z attend the 66th Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Feb. 4, 2024. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Jay-Z (left) accepts the honorary Dr. Dre Global Impact Award alongside his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, during the 66th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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MC Lyte, Young M.A, Jay-Z & A$AP Rocky. Collage by Jackie Lay / NPR. Frazer Harrison / Paras Griffin / Scott Gries / Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who have been married for over a decade, are the face of a new Tiffany & Co. campaign called ABOUT LOVE. Mason Poole/Tiffany & Co. hide caption

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Jay-Z performs at Day 2 of Something in the Water Festival 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. Craig Barritt/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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For Jay-Z's 50th Birthday, A New Biography Centers His Lyrical Legacy

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Frank Sinatra onstage in the 1970s. Though the star was ambivalent at best about the song's message, "My Way" became emblematic of this era of his career. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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A Toast To 'My Way,' America's Anthem Of Self-Determination

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Meek Mill addresses supporters outside of a Philadelphia courthouse on Aug. 27 following a hearing in which the 12-year-old criminal case against him was finally resolved. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images hide caption

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay Z at Roc Nation's Manhattan headquarters on August 14, announcing a partnership between the sports league and the rapper's entertainment company. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation hide caption

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Jay-Z performs on stage during 'On the Run II' tour in 2018. The rapper is among the headliners of Woodstock 50. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Woodstock 50 'Re-Create The Magic' Of The Original Festival?

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Fireworks were set off during the Made in America festival, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in September 2017. Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Road-Testing The Songs Of Summer

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z on stage in Glasgow during their On The Run II tour on June 9, one week before they released the collaborative album Everything Is Love. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Listen to a conversation about 'Everything Is Love'

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