In case you live under a rock, December 4 is an unofficial holiday because of the fact the greatest rapper alive (debate your Uncle) Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay-Z was born today. Twitter had time and celebrated one of Hip-Hop’s most decorated flame spitters turning 49-years-old on this day.
You would be hardpressed not to see anything Jay-Z related float down your timelines. Pictures of Hov, his best verses and whatever you can think of associated with Marcy Projects own is in abundance today and rightfully so. It’s quite fitting today we are celebrating the rapper once again after his instantly iconic verse on the track “What’s Free” off Meek Mill’s latest album Championships had rap fans in awe that a 48-year-old rapper at the time is still running circles around these younger rappers.
But we won’t dare say Hip-Hop is just a young man’s sport here cause ageism in the genre needs to stop, and Hov isn’t the only veteran rapper in the game. But you also gotta admit its quite amazing he can still grow a full of head of hair as well. We know Jay doesn’t hop on his Twitter often, but we wouldn’t be shocked if he is indeed soaking in all of the love he is receiving right now.
So while you are currently indulging in Jay-Z’s incredible music catalog via whatever streaming service (better be Tidal) hit the gallery below to see how Hov fans celebrated the world’s as well your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper below.
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"I'm from where the hammers rung, news cameras never come— CASSIUS (@CassiusLife_) December 4, 2018
You and your mans hung in every verse in your rhyme
Where the grams is slung, niggas vanish every summer
When the blue vans would come, we throw the work in the can and run." #HOVDAY pic.twitter.com/vMl5hfsriM
Thank you guys so much for sharing this. Jay-Z means a ton to me, as a NY kid no one believed in, made it out the projects to become one of the most influential billionaires of our time. But the way he brought this city hope after 9/11. Will always love him for it. 🙌🏽🔥 #HovDay https://t.co/ZqKfa9vLep— Jada Gomez (@JadaGomez) December 4, 2018
A lot of speculation— Kazeem Famuyide 🍎 (@Kazeem) December 4, 2018
On the monies I've made, honeys I've slayed
How is he for real? Is that n*gga really paid? #hovday
"I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell//— Just Pablo (@KingPabloBw) December 4, 2018
I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well//
I was born to get cake, move on and switch states//" #HovDay
What's the Jay-Z you listen to on #HovDay? I almost always start with Kingdom Come. It sounds a lot better removed from the context of the time it was released.— brandon / jinx / big jinx (@brandonjinx) December 4, 2018
“Shawn Carter was born December 4, weighing in at 10 lbs., 8 oz. He was the last of my four children; the only one who didn’t give me any pain when I gave birth to him. And that’s how I knew he was a special child.” - Gloria Carter#HovDay pic.twitter.com/0Umesp0db5— Branden (@JustCallmeBHunt) December 4, 2018
"More than a street legend, homie, it's Hova/More than a relief pitcher, I'm the closer/The Mariano of The Mariott/If money talks, the whole world's about to hear me out"— Cut4 (@Cut4) December 4, 2018
Happy #HovDay pic.twitter.com/GElzUgTfn1
“I father, I Brooklyn Dodger them. I Jack, I Rob, I sin. Aw man, I'm Jackie Robinson except when I run base, I dodge the pen.”— Liv 👸🏾 (@liv__03) December 4, 2018
Word play is impeccable
I remember exactly what I was doing when this dropped too RT @_ValTown_: By this time they were working on Reasonable Doubt and Dead Presidents was released as the first promo single. #HovDay https://t.co/EfdrTmZC9O— OffTheDeepEnd (@Leban3seJesus) December 4, 2018
Shawn Corey Carter is trending!!! Jay earned his seat at the table long ago. He's one of the most respected, intelligent & iconic rappers in the game. His longevity is admirable; as his story is even more inspiring. What a time to be alive.— Juanya' (@JuanyaMoss) December 4, 2018
Happy Birthday, Hov! #HovDay #DEC4th pic.twitter.com/XmTT7jGTB8
throwback to when i snuck my dslr & 2 lenses into the barclays to catch jay perform for the opening in 2012. #hovday #happybirthdayjayz— nae. (@photosbynae) December 4, 2018
these images helped launch my first official website (hence the watermark) 🙏🏽#photosbynae pic.twitter.com/IwXwH1bFod
Happy Birthday to the Blueprint. Appreciate you Hov! pic.twitter.com/xDgmWOrDgv— Ryan Forever (@KoolestKidOut) December 4, 2018