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Monday, September 19, 2005


Using Rapper's Real Name Leads to Jail Stay
What a story. In 2000, James Johnson was being charged with attempted theft. Angry because he was innocent, he says, he told police his name was Shawn Carter, the real name of rapper Jay-Z. In April, that pretense somehow led to a mixup that landed Johnson in a correctional facility for a month and half. Seems Shawn Carter is a popular alias. Read Tina Moore's story.


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