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Grammy nominations 2014: Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and more

All of you guys that thought "Magna Carta Holy Grail" was just "aight," Jay Z will simply refer fans and the non fans that "numbers don't lie, check the scoreboard," from hit single, "Tom Ford." The Roc A Fella headman checked in with nine Grammy nominations for an album that came in with mixed reviews across the board.

Listen: The 10 best Kanye West samples

Before Kanye West was the singer, rapper, superstar and self-proclaimed "number one rock star on the planet” he was just a really good producer. West was out of the spotlight and the genius behind some of the best work from Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys.

Listen: The 10 best J. Cole songs

In 2007, J. Cole was just another fresh-faced recording artist with tons of potential. Having released “The Come Up” to little traction, J. Cole persisted, and by the end of 2009, the MC from North Carolina was signed to Roc Nation.