On this day in 2004, Jay-Z showed us what it really meant to secure the bag when he officially became President of Def Jam Records.
Hov didn’t just wear the title because it sounded boss, he actually did his job and discovered some of the greatest talents we enjoy to this day — including stars like Rihanna, Ne-Yo, and Jeezy. He’s also had his fair share of misses as President, like Teairra Mari, Young Gunz and Ghostface.
Remember these classic hits from when just began his plan to take over the music industry? Hit the flip to see more.