Genre- hip hop
Location- Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, in the Marcy Houses housing project originally
Other Works- too many to list, see allmusic
More Info- Jay-Z is the most successful hip hop artist out there, his net worth in 2010 was over $450 million. He is married to Beyonce. Born on December 4th, 1969. His full name is Shawn Corey Carter. He was raised in the Marcy housing projects of Brooklyn, NYC. The name Jay-Z comes from the name Jazzy, which he was known by in his childhood neighborhood. Also, the J/Z subway lines had a stop at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn. If you want to know more about Jay-Z or his life, just listen to his music...he will tell you it all.
Links- official site