Happy 40th, Jay-Z!

Robbie Daw | December 4, 2009 1:31 pm

His “Big Pimpin'” days now long behind him, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter turns 40 today. And proving that you’re never too old for the rap game, not only does Hova’s milestone b’day coincide with his third week of having the #1 song in the country (“Empire State Of Mind”), he also snagged five Grammy nods on Tuesday (while wife Beyoncé also garnered ten of her own).

Hop below to check out a special man-on-the-street video compilation Vibe made of folks in New York City wishing now-middle-aged Roc star Jay-Z a happy 40th!