What is Jay Z's real name?
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12. What is Jay Z's real name?
Jay-Z's real name is Shawn Corey Carter. Growing up, he was known as ‘Jazzy’ around his neighborhood, but his name was eventually shortened and changed after being inspired by his mentor, Jaz-O. (Picture: Getty)