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December 16, 2007

Hello Brooklyn: Jay-Z on the Nets, to two disparate audiences


Atlantic Yards Report

Brooklyn, of course, is a vague and malleable concept. Take for example Jay-Z's invocation of the borough in precincts uptown and downtown. Check out the November 9 conversation talk show host Charlie Rose had with, as he was billed, “rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z,” who, despite his storied days in the Marcy Projects, now lives in Manhattan. (Further below, Jay-Z's new "Hello Brooklyn" release.)
Here are some of the (unofficially transcribed) lyrics [Jay-Z's new "Hello Brooklyn" release]:
She like it hardcore, So I grind slow
Iller than Albee Square Mall back in the 9-0
My fine hoe we got some victims to catch
So in a couple years baby I'm a bring you some Nets.

NoLandGrab: Just don't look for the arena in the 0-9 cuz you'd still be kickin' it in Daniel Goldstein's apartment...

Posted by amy at December 16, 2007 10:25 AM