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Jay-Z’s first inspiration was his Jewish 6th grade teacher - Voplinkmedia
Shawn Carter, better known today as the rapper and business mogul Jay-Z, came of age in Brooklyn’s underprivileged Marcy Projects housing complex. And yet, within the walls of neighborhood public school I.S. 318, Carter flourished, finding refuge in words. He has talked throughout the years about his connection with a beloved sixth-grade teacher who inspired …