Jay-Z declared retirement after 2003's "The Black Album". It was a devastating moment in the hip-hop world. Eight years later, Jay-Z's claim to leaving his voice behind has proven to be the worst retirement in history.
Jay-Z brings with him the soul of hip-hop. Between cement-shattering beats and words that flow so effortlessly we should only be thankful that he hasn't let hip-hop die just yet.
His new song "Ni**as In Paris" featuring his apprentice, Kanye West, proves he's still got it.
Jay-Z shows off his natural talent at the 2011 Victoria Secret Fashion Show