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American Rap Singer - Jay-Z (Also known as Jazzy or Shawn)
born : Shawn Corey Carter, New York City, New York, United States of America - 4th of December, 1969
famous for : Being a famous East Coast hiphop singer and New York City rapper. Jay-Z is married to the pop singer Beyonce Knowles.
lives: USA

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The famous African American rap singer from New York City Jay-Z was born Shawn Corey Carter on the 4th of December, 1969.
Jay Z grew up in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NYC and went to the Downtown Brooklyn high school where The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes also attended.

Jay Z released his debut album "Reasonable Doubt" in 1996. The album was well received by critics and consumers with the album making 23rd position on the Billboard 200 list.

The famous rapper has also pursued business ventures outside of his successful career as a musican. Among his successful ventures have been the clothing line Rocawear which he founded with Damon Dash and the upscale sports bar chain called The 40/40 Club. Along with various marketing deals, partnerships, and other entrepreneurial interests. Jay Z has become one of the wealthiest entertainers in the USA.

Jay Z is married to the famous singer Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child. The celebrity couple were married in New York City on the 4th of April, 2008. It was reported that Jay-Z bought his wife a $5 million dollar wedding ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

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