Photo Cred: @stevenDDozen ‘s trip to NYC last month.
One of the most respected and biggest names in the rap game industry has reached out to sports and brought a team to his hometown. The first and probably only rapper to ever do so. Within the past year or so, Jay Z brought the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn and built the Barclay Center as their home court. What better way to have a proper opening than to have Jay Z perform there. In this short documentary, they start from the beginning of building the Barclay Center to the days of his performances.
My favorite parts are: when Jay Z decides how and what photos to show in the background of the stage and of course the subway part towards the end. It really shows how involved and creative Shawn Carter is and why he has gained so much respect. He isn’t just a person singing/rappin behind the mic; He is the whole performance – what you see and hear. The subway part shows Jay Z sitting next to an elderly lady and having a conversation with her on the way to his performance. The fact that she heard of him, really tells you how big of an artist he really is. Generations before and generations after remember his name.
If you haven’t already, check out the documentary below: