Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jarvis Edward Cooper, often abbreviated J.E. Cooper, is an American hip hop artist professionally known as BB Jay from Brooklyn, NY famously noted for his vocal similarity to late hip-hop legend The Notorious B.I.G.. He is noted for his music to reflect the Christian views and values of his faith and belief in the divinity of Jesus. Early life: Born Jarvis Edward Cooper in Brooklyn, NY, BB Jay was raised in New Jersey. He was first introduced to Christian rap at the age of 11. He went to a Christian youth camp in Lebanon, New Jersey where he met gospel rapper Charles E. Mitchell Sr. (aka Rap'n Rev).