In terms of Grammys, in 2005 alone he was nominated 10 times. From awards, to records sold, to critical acclaim, he is one of the most recognized, successful, and celebrated rap artists in music history.
From 1999 to 2003 Jay-Z released five consecutive albums that eventually reached #1 on the hip hop charts
Despite opting for a more reclusive lifestyle, he has cemented his name as one of the most influential artists this century.
t reminds us that we have been and still are seen as less than, as other than, as not even human.