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Jay-Z in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Shawn Corey Carter

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 4, 1969

Ethnicity: African-American

Jay-Z, also known as JAY-Z, Jay Z, and by his birth name Shawn Carter, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.

He is the son of Gloria Carter and Adnis Reeves. He is married to singer Beyoncé, with whom he has three children, including Blue Ivy Carter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are in a musical superduo together, The Carters.

Jay-Z’s paternal grandfather was named Adnis D. Reeves. Adnis was born in Louisiana.

Jay-Z’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Henry Bobbitt and Mamie Edwards. Henry was the son of William Henry Bobbitt and Annie King.

Source: Genealogy of Jay-Z (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

8 Responses

  1. Check7t says:

    I’ve heard rumors his dad was Filipino or part Filipino.

    His name “Carter” comes from his maternal lineage and I can’t find any pictures of his dad, although he doesn’t really look part Asian and he has been referred to as “African-American” by sources, I guess the possibility of his dad being part Asian is there…

    • angrygirl19 says:

      Sit down. He ain’t nothing but black and black and more distant black

    • Kerrywhite says:

      Jay-Z doesn’t even look Filipino. This whole site seems to degrade black people into mixed race just because they discover they have a little different ethnicity, HELLO, MIXED RACE IS 1/2 of one race and 1/2 of another or multiracial, but if someone is more than half one race, they are that race, it has been that way for years. Suddenly people post stupid comments – On 2Pac someone said he looked half black….just stupidity just because he’s 1/16 White, sit down somewhere, he’s black woman!!! You non-black people think being black is having a skin tone like Akon with a fat ass nose…NO!!

  2. andrew says:

    I’d say his wife is more famous than him

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