Monday, July 14, 2008

Jay Z


I love music, one of my favorite types of music is hip hop. Jay Z is my favorite rapper because I like his lyrics, I like his mentality, his style, and his flow.

Shawn Corey Carter also known as "Jay Z", was born August 4,1969 in Brooklyn New York. He was raised by his mother because his father abandoned his family when he was a baby. He says he was caught up in selling crack cocaine as a young boy. People nick-named him Jazzy in his neighborhood, he later shortened that name to Jay Z
while in pursuit of a career in music. He attended High school in Trenton, NJ. He dropped out, but was is remembered for his lyrics and rhymes. It's said that his involvement in dealing drugs ended when he was shot at six times by another drug dealer ( he didn't get hit). After that he got more serious about getting into the music business. Jay Z co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records with partners Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke. His debut album "Reasonable Doubt" was released in 1996 to considerable acclaim within the hip hop community, and included four charting singles: "Ain't No Nigga" (with Foxy Brown), "Can't Knock the Hustle" (with Mary J. Blige), "Dead Presidents" and "Feeling It." 

Now, a few years later, he blew up. He's considered to obe one of the best rappers alive. He's dating one of the most well known singers of r&b , Beyonce Knowles. Has his own sneaker company & has enough money to retire now ans never work a day in his life again and STILL manage to afford luxurious things. 


2 comments:

Garnett Williams said...

Jay-z is one of the greatist great pic

jose.inamagua said...

Ok! so i see u like Jay-z rollin wit da Big Boys Hu!