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40 Black Celebrities You May Not Have Known Were of Jamaican Descent

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Actress Kerry Washington’s mother is Jamaican.

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R&B singer Alicia Keys’ father is Jamaican.

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L.A. rapper Tyga’s father is from Jamaica.

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Rapper Bobby Schmurda is ‘Jamaican.’

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Artist and Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am has Jamaican parents.

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Popular television newscaster Al Roker’s mother is Jamaican. Astro-600x496

Rapper Astro’s mother is Jamaican. Big-E-Langston-600x337

WWE intercontinental champion Big E Langston’s parents are from Jamaica. Biggie-Small-600x337 Both of the parents of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. are from Jamaica.
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Rapper Bushwick Bill was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Busta-Rhymes-Azealia-Banks-Partition-Remix

Rapper Busta Rhymes has Jamaican parents. Camille-McDonald-600x400

Both parents of model Camille McDonald are Jamaican. Canibus-600x337

Rapper Canibus was born in Kingston, Jamaica. caribe-ben-gordon-1

NBA player Ben Gordon’s mother and father are from Jamaica. Christopher-Kid-Reid-600x420

Rapper and actor Christopher Reid has a Jamaican father. chubb-rock

Rapper Chubb Rock was born in Kingston, Jamaica. colin-powell.jpgw560-600x450Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s mother and father are Jamaican. Corbin-Bleu-600x400

Actor Corbin Bleu has a Jamaican father. David-Paterson-600x393

The father of David Paterson, the first Black New York governor, is from Jamaica. DJ-Kool-Herc-600x340

The founder of hip-hop music, DJ Kool Herc, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Gil-Noble-600x390

Both parents of the late pioneer journalist Gil Noble were Jamaican. Grace-Jones-600x399

Singer and model Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. Gunplay-600x320

Rapper Gunplay’s mother is from Jamaica. Harry_Belafonte-600x375

The mother of political activist Harry Belafonte is from Jamaica.

heavy-d Late rapper Heavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica.
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Rapper KRS-One is of Jamaican descent.
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Former heavyweight champion boxer Lennox Lewis was born to Jamaican parents. louis-farrakhan-600x411

Minister Louis Farrakhan’s father is from Jamaica. Luther-Campbell-600x337Rapper Uncle Luke has a Jamaican father. Mya-600x354

Singer Mya’s father is Jamaican. naomi-campbell1-600x461

Model Naomi Campbell’s parents are from Jamaica. olivia-1

R&B singer Olivia is of Jamaican descent. Patrick-Ewing-600x337

Former NBA star Patrick Ewing was born in Jamaica. pepa-600x387

Sandra “Pepa” Denton, of the pioneer rap group Salt-N-Pepa, was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Pete-Rock-600x318

Rapper Pete Rock’s parents hail from Jamaica. Sean-Kingston-600x480

Artist Sean Kingston’s parents hail from Jamaica.  He moved to the island when he was 6 and attended high school in Ocho Rios. Sheryl-Lee-Ralph-600x479

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph’s mother is from Jamaica. Ralph was raised in Mandeville, Jamaica. Slick-Rick-600x400

Pioneer rapper Slick Rick’s parents are from Jamaica. special-ed-600x337

Eighties rapper Special Ed’s mother and father are from Jamaica.

Tyson-BeckfordModel Tyson Beckford’s parents are from Jamaica. He lived in Jamaica from when he was an infant until he was 7 years old.