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Fun Music Information -> Jay-Z

Album cover parody of The Black Album by Jay-Z
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Jay-Z that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Jay-Z, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Jay-Z, Memph Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z feat. UGK, Jay-Z feat. Beyonce' Knowles, Jay-Z feat. Beyonce, Jay-Z and Linkin Park, Jay Z

Band Name Origins:

  • A play on a few things. Yes, the two trains that run thru Marcy Projects, but also homage to two of his idols: rapper Jaz-O and Harlem crack vet JZ. Submitted by: blakklojik
  • Jay-Z got his name because he always dressed nice and his friends said he was jazzy... this became Jay - Z as it flows of the tounge better!!! Submitted by: Gangstar

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Sean Carter. Submitted by: O

Also known as: Shawn Carter. Submitted by: Kim

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Lucky Leftie. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: Joe Camel. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"State Property, Streets Is Watching" - Michael Prymula

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Kill Jay Z"The title track from Jay-Z's 4:44 album - Muhammad Firza
"Hard-Knock Life"He talks about himself in the end of the first verse. (His real name IS Sean Carter!) - Paul Warren

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Big Lipin""Big Pimpin"Rae-Rae
"Makeover""Takeover"Mo'Nique Williams
"The alphabet song""H to da Izzo"Beyonce
"Big Pimple""Big Pimpin'"Wendy

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Young Forever,"Youth doesn't last forever.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Watching TV," Roger Waters"People's Court," Jay-Z
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Tom Ford," Jay-Z
"Jones Vs. Jones," Kool & The Gang"People's Court," Jay-Z
"What's The Buzz?," Cast of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'"Hollywood," Jay-Z
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Some People Ate" originally "Some People Hate"
"Bi Pimpin'" originally "Big Pimpin'"
Regina Olsen
"Chang Clothes" originally "Change Clothes"
As worn in the Chang Dynasty
Sarah Topsian
"Change Cloths" originally "Change Clothes"
Sarah Topsian

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Some People Haste" originally "Some People Hate"
Stallion High Wine
"Some People Hated" originally "Some People Hate"
Stallion High Wine

Change a Letter:

"Some People Have" originally "Some People Hate"
Have what?
"Some People Rate" originally "Some People Hate"
"Some People Mate" originally "Some People Hate"
"Some People Date" originally "Some People Hate"
"Chance Clothes" originally "Change Clothes"
Pick your clothes at random!
Karen Smith

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Jan 15
a parody of "99 Problems" by Jay-Z
If you though Jay-Z had a hard-knock life, wait 'til you hear from Harry P.
YouTube: (YouTube)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Encore""Arm's Sore"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Dirt off Your Shoulder""Stuck With This Stroller"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Moment of Clarity""Bogus-Type Charities"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)...""Stock Boy (Sick of All of This)..."the_conqueror_of_parodies
"99 Problems""STI Problems (and an itchy bum)"Phil Alexander
"Holy Grail""Epic Fail"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"99 Problems""99 Problems, Football Manager's Lament"Phil Alexander
"Empire State Of Mind""Hogwarts State Of Mind"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"99 Problems""99 Problems (But a Snitch Ain't One)"brightCAP

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
99 ProblemsPsychotherapyMelissa
Change ClothesAny Fashion ShowsBooBoo Kitty
EncoreTelevision Show RerunsFizzah
Dirt Off Your ShoulderOxy CleanLoading57

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
99 ProblemsDating ServicePsyco201t
99 ProblemsAnger Management ClassesJen

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
99 Problems
1999 Problems
Long, Long, Long
   The Beatles
Public Service Announcement
A Long, Long, Long Public Service Announcement
If I Had...
99 Problems
   Jay - Z
If I Had 99 Problems
I know, but too bad you have way more
Come Clean
   Hilary Duff
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Come Clean Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Regina Haniger
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Screamin' Jay-Z Hawkins
Screamin' Jay Hawkins combined with Jay-Z
Submitted By: John A. Bar
Jaye Z. Morgan
Jaye P. Morgan combined with Jay-Z
Submitted By: Your Aunt Flo
Jay-Z And The Techniques
Jay And The Techniques combined with Jay-Z
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Jerry Jaye-Z
Jerry Jaye combined with Jay-Z
or Jerry Jay-Z
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Jay-Z Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Big Pimpin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big Pimpin Eat some chese
Original Lyrics:
Big pimpin', spending G's.
"Can I Get A..."
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I get a ruff-ruff
Original Lyrics:
Can I get a what, what?
"Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take the Facebook out
Original Lyrics:
Take the bass line out
"Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York has limousine
Original Lyrics:
New York has ever seen
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Big Pimpin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big pimpin' spread the cheeks
Original Lyrics:
Big pimpin' spending G's

Story about this misheard lyric by: dai

I was inn class and my teacher brought the song up and I started to sing it like this and everyone corrected me. I've thought these were the lyrics since I was a kid.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Dirt Off Your Shoulders"
Better Lyrics:
Scalp is itchin' like a b----,
Gotta go and brush your shoulders off
Short hair's the worst too, go and brush your shoulders off
Dandruff is crazy baby, don't forget that I need to
Buy you some Head & Shoulders
I gotta buy you some Head & Shoulders
I gotta buy you some Head & Shoulders
I gotta buy you some Head & Shoulders
I gotta buy you some Head & Shoulders
Original Lyrics:
If you feelin like a pimp n----,
Go and brush your shoulders off
Ladies is pimps too, go and brush your shoulders off
N----z is crazy baby, don't forget that boy told you
Get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
You gotta get, that, dirt off your shoulder
Submitted by: M.S.G
"Big Pimpin'"
Better Lyrics:
Big pizza wit extra cheese
Original Lyrics:
Big pimpin' up at NYC
Submitted by: Mandy
Better Lyrics:
Where's my motherfucking dinner.
And who be rolling with my dinner.
Delivery boy better get it right.
He better get it right.
Original Lyrics:
What's my mother fucking name? Jigga.
And who am I rolling with?
My niggas.
Bitches better get it right.
You better get it right.
Submitted by: Nyla Howell

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"It's Hot"
The Funny Lyrics:
Thirty-eight revolve like the sun around the earth.
Why They're Funny:
Hmmm, I could have sworn that it was the earth that revolved around the sun...
Submitted by: Natalie
"Big Pimpin"
The Funny Lyrics:
but n***a if you hate not then you wait
while i get yo b***c buttnaked
Why They're Funny:
so true....
Submitted by: jonjon

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"H to the Izzo"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
H to the izzo, V to the izzay..
Why They're Repetitive:
Uh...huh... I love this song, but you've gotta admit that maybe if he repeated real words, it would sound a bit better.
Submitted by: Annalise Eva de Raven

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Excuse Me Miss"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Either she's the one or i'm caught in the Matrix
Red or green pill
Why They're Nonsensical:
Um, Jay-Z, its red or blue pill
Submitted by: catherine
"Big Pimpin"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
go read a book, you illiterate son of a B****
Why They're Nonsensical:
um. illiterate. not being able to read.
Submitted by: notquite

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
(I'm) back to take over the globe, now break bread.
Why They're Insulting:
I find these lyrics insulting. He is saying that he is going to take over the earth and that we should break bread for him. Is it just me or don't you usually break bread at church for Jesus?! Get a grip and a life, Jay- Z!
Submitted by: Stephanie
"99 Problems"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I've got 99 problems but a b**ch ain't one.
Why They're Insulting:
I would be insulted by these lyrics.
Submitted by: Celeste

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Holy Grail"
The Lyrics:
Bright lights is enticing but look what it did to Tyson I know nobody to blame, Kurt Cobain, I did it to myself
Who They Mention:
Mike Tyson, Kurt Cobain
Submitted by: xxixii

Song Title Space Change:

"As Tar Is Born" originally "A Star Is Born"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Holly Wood" originally "Hollywood"
Submitted by: R.A.P.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Led A Hog" originally "Dig A Hole"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Hide A Log" originally "Dig A Hole"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Oh, A Glide" originally "Dig A Hole"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Had Ogle" originally "Dig A Hole"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Idle A Hog" originally "Dig A Hole"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Jill Kay Z" originally "Kill Jay Z"
Submitted by: Marge Pegram

Backwards Messages:

"Lucifer 9"
Found on the "Grey Album", a mixture of Jay-Z's "Black Album" and the Beatles' "White Album". Forwards the lyrics are indecipherable, but backwards there is clearly a message that says, "666! Murder Murder Jesus! 666!"
Submitted by: A Stranger

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Executive Producing NBA 2K13"
The soundtrack and presentation in 2012 basketball simulation video game NBA 2K13 was presided over by rapper/Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z. Jay-Z also has six songs in the soundtrack, while Kanye West has three, not including two of Jay-Z's in which he is featured, "The Bounce" and "Run This Town"
Submitted by: JeReMy

Missing Parts:

"99 Problems"
What are the other 98 problems that you have Jay?
Submitted by: Celeste

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