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Jay-Z turns 50: A look back at how the rapper became hip-hop's elder statesman

On today's q This music panel, music journalist A. Harmony and rapper Rollie Pemberton take a look back at Jay-Z's career on the occasion of his 50th birthday. 
Rapper-turned-mogul Jay-Z just celebrated his 50th birthday this week. (Greg Allen/Invision/Associated Press)
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Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, music journalist A. Harmony and rapper Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) join host Tom Power to take a look back at Jay-Z's career on the occasion of his 50th birthday. The rapper, producer, songwriter, record executive and husband to Beyoncé is one of the oldest hip-hop superstars still making music today. Our panellists discuss his influence and where he fits into today's very young hip-hop scene.

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