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Before it was a 'Hard-Knock Life,' Jay-Z's pal only had one problem



Today we go all the way back to 1989, when rapper Jaz brought it with a lighter and simpler version of hip-hop, featuring a younger, skinnier and similarly named rapper called Jay-Z, who really just stood around and showcased gold chains. But you know Shawn Carter these days, don't you?

Thanks to Walter Davis, Mambo King.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:14am]


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