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Jay-ZBirth name   Shawn Corey Carter
Born   December 4, 1969
New York City, New York, United States
Genre   Hip hop
Occupations   Rapper, songwriter, MC, record executive, record producer,
entrepreneur, philanthropist, businessman, fashion designer, media mogul
Years active   1986–present
Label   Roc Nation
Associated acts   Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel,
Just Blaze, The Neptunes, Timbaland, R. Kelly, Linkin Park

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name, Jay-Z, is an American hip hop artist and businessman. He is the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. He co-owns The 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having sold over 26 million units in the United States and received several Grammy Awards for his musical work. Read more...