2012 was a big year for Jay-Z.
First he became a father, welcoming his daughter Blue Ivy with wife Beyonce on January 7. Then he threw his own festival, called Made in America, down in Philadelphia, and raised over $4 million to help Obama get re-elected. Then he was crowned king of his native Brooklyn with an eight-night opening run at the Barclays Center, the arena that he was integral in bringing to downtown Brooklyn, just across the street from his 560 State Street stash spot.
He may have even reunited with his long-lost sister!