The Style Evolution Of Jay Z

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Jay Z is definitely considered a style influencer in men's fashion but there's no debate that the rap legend's style has definitely transformed throughout the years. From "Reasonable Doubt" to "Magna Carta Holy Grail," check out how Jay Z's style has evolved over the years for the better. Also Moguldom Studios just released its first documentary film, "A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z" which is live on iTunes, Google Play and available on VHX. Buy it or rent it today at MoguldomStudios.com.

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Jay Z has come a long way since "Reasonable Doubt." In '98 oversized everything was the norm.

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In '99 basketball jerseys were a staple for the Brooklyn rapper.

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Years later in 2003, Jay Z still chose oversized clothing but this time paired it with a few choice accessories. Namely, diamonds.

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2004 brought with it more oversized tees, jeans and ice.

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2005 marked the beginning of a transition for Jay. Suits became more common for the rapper.

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In 2006, Jay Z began adding a more polished look to his casual wear by opting for smaller sizes.

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In 2007, Jay really began to establish his own style pairing leather pieces with black shades, scarves and select accessories.

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In 2008, Jay kept it crisp with a black tee and Yankee fitted, a look he's become synonymous with.

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2009 marked the beginning of an "all black everything" era for the rapper.

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By 2010 you can see the rapper opted for a more fitted look for his clothing.

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With slimmer fit tops, pants and sleek jackets, Jay Z really came into his own in 2011.

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Continuing with an all black ensemble, Jay Z's red carpet looks continued to become more and more refined.

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By 2012, Jay Z's minimalist look extended to his suit and tie looks with slim fit suits being the norm for his more formal appearances.

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Gone are the basketball jerseys Jay once wore. Instead he opts for a blazer and crisp tee when going for a more casual look.

Jay Z attends a press conference in support of the proposed bid by Forest City Ratner to redevelop Nassau Coliseum, held at Nassau County Police Department headquarters in Mineola

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With countless business deals, 2013-14 marked the most sophisticated look Jay Z has yet to debut.

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