Actress Kerry Washington’s mother is Jamaican.


R&B singer Alicia Keys’ father is Jamaican.


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

Bobby Schmurda

Rapper Bobby Schmurda is ‘Jamaican.’

Artist and Black Eyed Peas member has Jamaican parents.


Minister Louis Farrakhan’s father is from Jamaica.


Singer Mya’s father is Jamaican.

Luther Campbell

Rapper Uncle Luke has a Jamaican father.

Tyson Beckford

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


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


Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s mother and father are Jamaican.

Christopher Wallace

Both of the parents of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. are from Jamaica.

Christopher Kid Reid

Rapper and actor Christopher Reid has a Jamaican father.

Patrick Ewing

Former NBA star Patrick Ewing was born in Jamaica.

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Rapper Bushwick Bill was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Model Naomi Campbell’s parents are from Jamaica.
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Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph’s mother is from Jamaica. Ralph was raised in Mandeville, Jamaica.

Big E Langston

WWE intercontinental champion Big E Langston’s parents are from Jamaica.

 David Paterson
The father of David Paterson, the first Black New York governor, is from Jamaica.

Rapper Astro’s mother is Jamaican.

Grace Jones

Singer and model Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

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Both parents of model Camille McDonald are Jamaican.

Harry Belafonte (Wien 2011)

The mother of political activist Harry Belafonte is from Jamaica.

DJ Kool Herc

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

Camille McDonald

Both parents of model Camille McDonald are Jamaican.


Rapper Busta Rhymes has Jamaican parents.


Rapper Canibus was born in Kingston, Jamaica.


Rapper Chubb Rock was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

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ate rapper Heavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica.

Corbin Bleu

Actor Corbin Bleu has a Jamaican father.

Pete Rock

Rapper Pete Rock’s parents hail from Jamaica.


Rapper KRS-One is of Jamaican descent.


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

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R&B singer Olivia is of Jamaican descent.

Gil Noble

Both parents of the late pioneer journalist Gil Noble were Jamaican.

Slick Rick

Pioneer rapper Slick Rick’s parents are from Jamaica.

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

Rapper Gunplay’s mother is from Jamaica.

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Popular television newscaster Al Roker’s mother is Jamaican.

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Former heavyweight champion boxer Lennox Lewis was born to Jamaican parents.