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Jay-Z was born on December 4

has always put his life into his . The song “December 4th” starts off, “Shawn Carter was born December 4th, weighing in at 10 pounds, 8 ounces…” The year was 1966 and the place was Brooklyn, NY.

He would later “I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died,” on “Murder to Excellence” from Watch the Throne. This angered Hampton’s family and Jay later corrected the lyric on “What It Feels Like” with , “I arrived on the day Fred Hampton got mur-, hol’ up Assassinated, just to clarify further.”

Jay-Z is easily the most successful rapper to ever do it. He celebrates the same day as fellow Brooklynite Masta Ace.

Childish Gambino directed the music video for Jhené Aiko's "The Pressure"

Childish Gambino directed the music video for Jhené Aiko’s “The Pressure”

Easy Mo Bee is the only producer who has worked with both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.

Easy Mo Bee is the only producer who has worked with both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.