Jay-Z To Appear On 'Oprah,' Announces Free NYC Show Before MSG Concert

Fresh Out Of His Deal With Def Jam Records, Jay-Z Unveils His Latest 'Blueprint' For Success.

At just about any given moment of any given day - including this sunlit June Friday afternoon -in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As if that number wasn't impressive enough, Forbes recently released its Hip-Hop Cash King list and crowned Jay-Z the highest-earning rapper of the year, knocking down last year's winner, 50 Cent. According to Forbes, which based its numbers on earnings between June 2008 and June 2009, Jay-Z pulled in $35 million in the past year, mostly from his international tour and his ownership stakes in 40/40 and the New Jersey Nets.