Jay-Z is one of the greatest rappers of all time. The Brooklyn native is a lyrical genius and has wrote and produced countless classics. He is one of the richest rappers in the world. That doesn’t mean Jay had it easy growing up.

Jaz-O, who mentored the young rapper during the nineties, openly discussed the time Jay-Z shot his older brother, Eric Carter. The “No Church In The Wild” rapper was featured by Jaz-O in the 1990 track “The Originators.”

“Yeah, I can’t remember, but it was a shot to not fatally wound but just you know…to be honest, I don’t think he was aiming to really hit him, in his defense,” Jaz-O told VladTV during an interview.

“And it was my gun. He didn’t have the gun so he could go and shoot his brother. It was a thing back then. You got some arms, you got guns or got a gun, that was a sign of brotherhood with the street.”

Jay-Z was 12 years old when he shot his drug-addicted older brother for allegedly stealing his ring. Jaz-O said he believe Jay-Z didn’t keep the gun with the intention of shooting his brother “but that’s just how it turned out.”

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Manik Aftab

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