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January 13, 2011

Empire wing of mind! Jay-Z invests big in Downtown chicken joint

The Brooklyn Paper
by Andy Campbell

He’s not a businessman; he’s a business, man — and that’s why rapper Jay-Z’s investment in Downtown’s newest wing joint has already put it on the map.

The King of Brooklyn just dumped some cash-money — and his famous name — on his cousin’s three-month-old chicken wing spot, Buffalo Boss, near Flatbush Avenue Extension.

White wouldn’t disclose exactly how much was invested, but funding is a mute point once Mr. Z’s instantly recognizable moniker is tied to a business.

Take the Nets for example. The rapper formerly known as Shawn Carter was an original one-percent shareholder in the team — yet was paraded around by the ailing team’s ownership like he was the managing general partner. Jay-Z now owns a tiny fraction of that fraction — yet he’s still the public face of the Brooklyn-bound team as it prepares to move to the Barclays Center in Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development.


Posted by eric at January 13, 2011 10:06 AM