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October 26, 2011

Is Jay-Z just insulated from the Atlantic Yards reality? Or does he understand the hustle, but sometimes feels uncomfortable?

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder peruses photos of Jay-Z and company for clues about the "cultural icon's" pysche.

In response to my article on Jay-Z yesterday, one reader suggested that maybe the "cultural icon" just doesn't know the facts behind Atlantic Yards. After all, he tends to arrive and leave via Maybach, and is coddled and cheered along the way.

Maybe. But maybe he does understand the Atlantic Yards hustle, And while he certainly knows how to enthuse about the team and arena, maybe he's a bit uncomfortable with some of his partners.

Doesn't Jay-Z look a little.... out of sorts when forced to hang out with Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz?


NoLandGrab: Or maybe Oder is just giving Jay-Z too much credit. Our take? Of course he doesn't want to hang with a bunch of doofus sleazeballs, but to Jay, it's a business, man.

Posted by eric at October 26, 2011 10:18 AM