Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is recognized as one of the best rappers of our generation. In 2009 was ranked as the 10th most successful artist of the 2000â€“2009 decade by Billboard Magazine. Over the course of his career heâ€™s released 11 studio albums and five collaboration albums, selling a total of $26 million copies in the U.S. alone. His latest project "Watch The Throne" with Kanye West just recently dropped in stores. Jay-Z and West are credited on the album together as The Throne. The 24-date string of shows will stop in cities that include Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Baltimore.