Jay-z Biography

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), is an American rapper and former president and CEO of Roc A Fella Records. He is more commonly known by a variety of stage names including Jay-Z, S. Carter, Jigga, Hova, J-Hova, Hov, and Young Hov. He is regarded as one of the most prolific and successful American blend artists of the mid-90s and early 2000s and is known for his use of metaphors, freestyling abilities, word play, flow, and blending of street and popular hip hop.

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First Pictures of Jay-Z and Beyonce's Blu Ivy
11 Feb 2012 05:58:24 UTC
Yesterday the Carter family posted the first pictures of their daughter on a tumblr blog with the words "We welcome you to share in our joy". Unexpectedly, the couple shared the photos of their first read more
The Name of Beyonce and Jay-Z's Baby On The Way of Becoming Trademark
9 Feb 2012 11:16:54 UTC
Just two days after Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby was born, Joseph Mbeh (fashion designer) tried to trademark “Blue Ivy Carter NYC” for a fragrance Another company also tried to patent the baby’s n read more

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Birth Name
Shawn Corey Carter
Birth Date
4 December 1969
Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Hip hop music|Hip hop
Years Active
Associated Acts
Memphis Bleek, Foxy Brown (rapper)|Foxy Brown, Big Jaz, The Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Linkin Park, R. Kelly, Big L
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