Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brooklyn Week: Jay-Z

Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known by his stage name, Jay-Z (pronounced [jæːze], JAY-zee), (pictured left) is an American hip hop artist and businessman. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America, having a net worth of over $150 million, shipping over 30 million copies of his albums in the United States alone and receiving several Grammy Awards for his musical work.

Brooklyn Pedigree: Originally from Marcy Houses housing project in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City.

Read more about Jay-Z at Wikipedia

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