Mar 18, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
This afternoon, a press conference was held for the groundbreaking of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Yards. Set to open in 2012, the 18,000 seat arena will become the new home of the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets. Many local residents oppose the move due to imminent increases in traffic and living costs. In attendance were Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Governor David Paterson. Nets co-owner Jay-Z, gave a brief speech, in which he paid homage to the memory of his nigga, Biggie. We did it Brooklyn! [via RapRadar]
Mar 5, 2010
Hi Haters! LOL
It was the president of rap meeting the President of the United States. During the Washington, D.C. leg of his trek in support of The Blueprint 3, the Carter administration (including Jay-Z, wife Beyoncé, her mom, tourmate Trey Songz and manager Kevin Liles) visited President Barack Obama at the one and only White House.
In the past, Hov has bragged in his raps that he he frequently chats with Obama "on the text" and recently told the media the commander in chief works out to his latest album, but nothing was more evident of their relationship when a few photos of Jay, B and company made its way to the Internet.
One of two photos depicts the cast sitting around a table awaiting Obama's arrival. Ironically, Jay sits in a chair directly underneath the Presidential seal that hangs slightly over his head. (Is that Obama's seat? Doesn't Jigga sort of look right in that spot?) via MTV.Com
Mar 3, 2010
Last night’s BP3 Tour stop at Madison Square Garden was part of the ABSOLUT Concert Series at MSG. Absolut Vodka just released this trailer of their Jay-Z film, documenting the lead up to his concert on 9/11 at the Garden.
They commissioned rock photographer Danny Clinch to capture intimate and behind-the-scene moments with Jay at MSG. The documentary drops on March 22nd at facebook.com/ABSOLUT. [via Nahright]