Jaz-O

Hip hop music, Celebrity

1964 –

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Who is Jaz-O?

Jonathan Burks better known by his stage name Jaz-O, is an American rapper and record producer active in the late 1980s through the 1990s, best known for being the mentor of Jay-Z. Jaz is also known as the Originator and had a song called "The Originators" that featured a young Jay-Z in 1990. As The Jaz, he had success with his 1989 single "Hawaiian Sophie" from his debut album Word to the Jaz. He has been featured on some of Jay-Z's songs, "Ain't No Nigga", and the single "Nigga What, Nigga Who" from Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, where he was credited as Big Jaz. He also produced the single "Ain't No Nigga" from Reasonable Doubt and the song "Rap Game/Crack Game" from In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. The album "Kingz Kounty - with The Immobilarie Present" marked the last time Jay-Z and mentor Jaz-O would ever collaborate.

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Born
Oct 4, 1964
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Jonathan Burks
  • Jaz, The
  • Big Jaz
  • The Jaz
  • JazO
  • The Originator
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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