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Jaz a.k.a Jaz-O (real name: Johnathan Burks) is an East Coast MC, active in the late 1980s and early 1990s, best known for being a mentor of sorts to Jay-Z. Jaz is also known as the Originator and had a song called "The Originators" that featured a young Jay-Z in 1989. He had success with his 1990 single "Hawaiian Sophie" from his debut album Word to the Jaz. He has been featured on some of Jay-Z's songs, such as "Bring it On" (from Reasonable Doubt) and the single "Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)" (from Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life) as Big Jaz and produced the single "Ain't No Nigga" from Reasonable Doubt and the song "Rap Game/Crack Game" from In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. Jaz-O is known to have discovered Jay-Z. Jaz-O claims that Jay-Z got his name from Jaz, something Jay-Z denies.

2) Jaz is/was a rapper from San Jose,CA. He released at least one album "Jaz" in 1996. Album cover

3. ^Jaz has released three albums.

Jaz in 1996

Psychotic Murderous Thoughts in 1998

Supacaligangsta wit it in 2007

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