Jay-Z has always put his life into his music. 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 rap “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 Nipsey Hussle, “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.