JAY-Z is celebrating his 48th birthday today (Dec. 4). The rap mogul, who is arguably a G.O.A.T. in hip-hop, has had a great year so far.

In 2017, Hov released his stellar 4:44 project, which earned him eight Grammy nominations. Plus, ventures in management (Roc Nation), music streaming (Tidal) and film have diversified his interest, making him one of the highest paid music moguls in the business, earning $42 million in 2017 alone, according to ForbesOutside of work, JAY also became a father of twins - Sir and Rumi Carter - thanks to his lovely wife Beyoncé.

On Twitter, fans tweeted out their birthday salutes to JAY-Z and praised him for his outstanding work and influence on several generations of fans.

"Happy Birthday to ONE of my favorite Rappers/teacher," wrote one user. Another person tweeted, "Happy birthday to Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z. Thank you for showing me that any and everything is tangible, no dream is too big. thank you for being a huge inspiration to young black men across america."

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