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Jean Grae
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Jean Grae performing in 2006
Background information
Birth name Tsidi Ibrahim
Also known as What? What?
Born November 26, 1976 (1976-11-26) (age 44)
Cape Town, South Africa
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actress
Years active 1996–present
Labels
Associated acts
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • 9th Wonder
  • Abdullah Ibrahim
  • Atmosphere
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • The Herbaliser
  • Pharaohe Monch
  • Quelle Chris
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Talib Kweli

Tsidi Ibrahim (born November 26, 1976), known professionally as Jean Grae (formerly What? What?), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York City. She rose in the underground hip hop scene in New York City and has built an international fanbase. Her unique music and lyrical style have earned her recognition as a favorite emcee by many rap artists such as Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, and Black Thought of the Roots.

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