Jay-Z Barclays Center Press Conference

A press conference was held this afternoon 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!

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  • truth

    man making moves

  • mkjhgf

    greatest of all time

  • Dashing

    Groundbreaking on a number of levels.

    This dude Jay has made brilliant business moves while still being among the hottest rappers in the game for over a decade. Love him or hate him. Ya can’t knock his hustle.

  • Dashing

    (Wonders how long it’ll be before the hating begins)

  • http://dopeisasdopedoes.wordpress.com TheTruth

    WE did it BROOKLYN? You do know that the majority of people in Brooklyn (well those in the projets who it REALLY affects) dont care for this and actually despise it?

    WE didnt do it. JAY-Z and his incomprehensible quest for capitalistic gain did it. I love the man’s music. He is one of the greatest rappers of all time and has about 3 albums in my top 15 greatest rap albums ever. BUT..for him to do this, to fuck up the lives of thousands to build a stadium with ticket prices that wont be affordable to the people in the area and disruptive to the traffic of the area and even more fucked up to mom and pops businesses just demonstrate and solidifies ONE fact:

    Jay-Z sold out.

    There’s a difference between growing up (Common’s maturity from “Resurrection” to “Be”) and just completely selling out (Jay-Z shitting on gangsta rap even after stating he’s a “thug nigga till the end.”) He’s completely corporate and I really do not think there is an ounce authenticity in his body for the down trodden in Brooklyn.

    (BTW- HE’S HARDLY IN BROOKLYN TOO. Bet he’ll be there more now.)

  • BAPHOMET

    Why a drug dealer and a tax thief is with Blooberg & David Paterson?

    BTW JAY Z IS NOT A MASON:
    They use him to promote them & giving him money for this promotion
    BUT I can confirm he is not of them.
    Masonnery requires to be smart and reading a lot of things and jay z cant even spoke a word without saying “You know” like a non educated goon

    He hanging with some of them but one they will find a new one to promote their movement they will give him up just like they do for Tupac & other stupid rappers.

    I feel bad for those who are impressed with his achivement
    all he has done is taing money from the people taxes & dealing drugs he is not a business man neither a politician he is just an international drug dealer protected by some masons
    the masons he is promoting

    OLD JAY DA CONRBALL DONT BELONG TO THE MASONNERY AND WILL NEVER BELONG TO THEM

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  • az5lyrics

    HOV THE G.O.A.T
    KEEP THE GOOD WORK AND LET SENSITIVE NIGGAS CRY LIKE BABIES

  • DARKAQUA

    Dashing says:
    Thursday, March 11 2010 at 3:34 PM EST
    Groundbreaking on a number of levels.

    This dude Jay has made brilliant business moves while still being among the hottest rappers in the game for over a decade. Love him or hate him. Ya can’t knock his hustle.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    NOTHING MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID…

  • 3Stacks

    Funny how in the midst of this happy clap the media turns a blind eye to the real issues;people are actually been removed from they homes and community to accomodate the arena. Jay-z done sellout the hood for his personal gain.Simpletons celebrating a white capitalist agenda being fronted by a minority-stake rapper.

    “The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price,peace at any price,safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life” – Theodore Roosevelt

  • http://becoolent.com/jf Jay Fingers

    @BAPHOMET

    “jay z cant even spoke a word”

    Really?

  • az5lyrics

    hov is the smartest blackman and icon and role model

  • mkjhgf

    lmao @ jay fingers

    I guess nobody saw what Birdman was wearing at Lil Waynes sentencing a few days ago….a hat with the Free Masons logo on it….the compass with a big “G” in the middle. So no, you don’t have to know how to “spoke a word” to be a mason

    and i support the stadium being built. If that’s what it takes to clean up the neighborhoods and push the worthless motherfuckers out, so be it.

  • BAPHOMET

    I AM GLAD THAT OLD JAY DA CORNBALL FINALLY DRESS LIKE A GROWN MAN AND STOP WEARING KIDS BAGGIES

    SEEING HIM DRESSED LIKE A 15 YEAR OLD KID REMINDS ME OF DONATELLA VERSACE & HER SURGERY FACE …CORNY

    AND LMAO @BROOKLYN WE DID IT
    Did what?Being a celeb who still deal drug like he still live in the hood lmao LAME

  • Dayum

    Stealing from taxpayers = not cool

  • YO

    FUNNY HOW SOME OF YOU IGNORANT UNEDUCATED KIDS SPEAK. THIS MAN IS CREATING A NUMBER OF JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE IN BROOKLYN WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO WORK IN THE ARENA. NOW THINK ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THE NETS WILL BE BRINGING IN ONCE THEY HOST AN ALL STAR WEEKEND? JAY Z HAS CREATED MORE JOBS THAN BARACK, AND ALL YOU CAN DO IS HATE?

    LMFAOOOOOOOO

    ON ANOTHER NOTE, NOTICE JAY’S FACE WHEN BUDDY SAYS “FROM BRICKS TO BILLBOARDS” LOL, HE WAS THINKING OF ANOTHER BRICK.

  • Cola

    stop the hate. affordable housing and over 5k jobs will be available for everyone.

  • BAPHOMET

    “he compass with a big “G” in the middle ”
    I can wear it too it doesnt mean shit
    And BTW LIL WAYNE IS NOT AS IGNORANT AS JAY Z
    HE PLAY THE INORANT GOON TO TAKE MONEY HE IS SMART BUT HE STILL GO TO COLLEGE & IS STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY
    WHERE IS JAY Z AT?WEARING 15 YEAR BAGGIES AND TALKING AT A NATIONAL TV SHOW WITH WORDS LIKE “you Know”

    AND FOR THE IGNORAN GOONS IN HERE DONT BE FOOLED OLD JAY DA CORNBALL ISNT NOT A MASON HE IS USED BY THEM THEY GIVING HIM MONEY FOR PRMOTING THEIR VALUES IN ORDER TO RECRUE SOME SMAR KIDS BUT WILL NEVER ALLOW A CAMEL FROM BROOKLYM BEING ON OF THEM
    THIS MASONERY THING IS JUST A MARKETIN SHIT TO TRY TO IMPRESS SOME GUETTO GOONS
    MASONERY IS A DEEP & VERY STRICY FRATERNITY THEY DONT NEED BLACK GOONS
    THEY USE THEM TILL THEY FOUND ANTHER JOE BLOW IN SEARCH OF CELEBRITY
    LOOKK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO DMX JAY Z WILL END UP I N PRISON IN FEW YEARS I WILL BE THERE TO CELEBRATE IT CAUSE I CANT STAND HIM

  • Cunning Link Quest

    jay-z accomplished what no other rapper ever did… he got embraced by the president, the mayor of the most important city in the world… and he still keeps it 100% hip-hop… these yung gucci flame soulja gangsters y’all young dudes follow will never… EVER get that type of success.
    BROOKLYN KEEPS ON TAKING IT!

  • Marie

    I can remember a long, long time ago when Hammer had a vision…..and put all kinds of people to work……and was shitted on regularly by those who wallow in negativity and ignorance. If yall can manage to put you hate on hold for just a minute and reflect on the lyrics of Stevie Wonder in “As” maybe you can understand the progress of Jay Z:

    …”now I know sometimes lifes hate and troubles, can make you wish you were born in another time or place, BUT YOU CAN BET YOUR LIFE TIMES THAT AND TWICE ITS DOUBLE THAT GOD KNEW EXACTLY WHERE HE WANTED YOU TO BE PLACED.”

  • LadyLuck

    Im not going to go into too much details on the under handed dealings that seems to be going on, thats never her nor there. but the bigger issue that needs to be applauded is that now, the city and the people of Brooklyn will/can look forward to many jobs becoming available, and for that and that alone, i applaud Jay Z, or Mr. Beyonce, which ever he feels like being!

  • YO

    JAY DOING BIG THINGS WHILE YALL WORRIED ABOUT IF HE A MASON, WHAT HE’S WEARING, AND HOW HE’S SPEAKING!!!!!!

    LMMAOOOOOOO

  • Diamonds

    Jay is the coolest nigga on the planet…now he needs to take that magic touch to east coast rap.

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  • e_money

    lol at jay’s face when dude said ‘bricks to billboards’

  • komet

    I cant understand why people are hating on this
    the stadium will bring more businesses at least 300 job for brooklyn
    true enough it will bring more traffic
    which in turn brings more visibility
    that visibility will help shed light on the shitty areas that needs to be upgraded
    also how much will be made from the taxes they will have to pay
    property tax sales tax
    ieghten security in that area to make sure the people going to the venues are safe
    which will make the area safer
    i cant say its a win win because i am sure there a some that didnt want to move but its no liked they kicked them on thier ass
    they gave notice hey will selling the building so we are not renewing your lease or just bought them out
    Jay is far from raping the cumminty for his own gain
    between this stadium and Bey opening up her project Brookolyn is getting a major upgrade
    pretty soon Tribeca wont be the only part people want to visit

  • mkjhgf

    go ahead and wear free masons gear without actually being a mason and see what happens….

    you think it’s a joke? Do you know what a mason is? What they stand for? and no, not some worship the devil, wipe humantiy of the map type shit…..

    dont speak on something you dont know anything about you fucking idiot….

    dude can’t even form complete sentences….

    this generation is lame…full of ignorance…..

    “when you surround yourself with ignorance, how can you value intelligence?”

  • YO

    LOL
    KOMET BROKE IT DOWN FOR THESE IDIOTS.

  • LadyLuck

    @mkjhgf my thoughts exactly…its funny how people have such a distorted perception of what being a Mason is! Young black men, and even some white men, whom belong to the prestigous league, know it is much more than a damn fad and or trend! And if Jay is infact a Mason *which i truly think he is* its a good thing. The Masons have done so much, and do so much for communities as well as their sisters The Eastern Stars! Educate yourselves people! We are our own worst enemy

  • Nathaniel

    there are always going to be pros and cons. but answer this, to the people that think this is a sell-out move:

    what are the alternatives for the people of brooklyn? are you sitting down plotting ways to better the quality of life of the city? in 10yrs, without this stadium, what would brooklyn look like? better, or worse than it does now?

    jay, in hip hop, coming from where he did, is the FIRST to do anything this fucking huge. so there are bumps and bruises along the way, mistakes. he’s laying the blueprint and it isnt flawless…but he doesn’t have one to follow.

    on some really real shit yall, we need to be cheering this nigga on and encouraging him. all this hate though, it’s got to stop. it’s like a cancer in our community and in hip hop too. you never see jay-z spreading hatred, just working and doing him. 50 is the hating ass rapper. a briliant business man, but he don’t give a fuck about nobody…and if it was up to him, he’d be the ONLY success in rap. Jay has done a lot of shit on behalf of the culture. no matter where he goes, he’s jay-z and he’s hip hop. sure he aint on the block no more, but the nigga represents. (even if u dont like his new music), he represents out here in america and abroad for us. i can’t understand why niggas tear this muthafucka down when its cats out here that shit on our music, culture, and the poor of us. i got enough flames for them niggas, i can’t do that to a muthafucka like jay. he’s flawed, but got damn he’s making power move after power move. it’s non stop.

    who woulda thought….a fuckin rapper from marcy. shits crazy

  • Nathaniel

    @LadyLuck

    i always tell these niggas to research Prince Hall. smh, “you will perish because of what you don’t know, and refuse to learn”….<—thats real.

  • L4U

    Can you HATE!!!!!????? REALLY!!!!??????

  • Dayum

    50 don’t give a fuck about nobody? Didn’t he just do 40 day in Jamaica Queens…you know actually touch the people and see the joy on their faces. Not to knock Jay but he’s far from the humanitarian your making him out to be. He doesn’t donate his time, just his funds and recieves the credit for it in profit. Simple economies..great businessman..but no hero bro.

  • YNKiller

    FYI… jay owns less than 1% stake in the Nets and if the Russian would have bought it Jay would have made approx.. 1.5 million before tax, about 900k. They are using the guy and he’s using them for press. Jay don’t have big money like Diddy, Russ or even 50.

  • RG

    Jay’s that nigga

  • BAPHOMET

    “go ahead and wear free masons gear without actually being a mason and see what happens”
    You must learn how to read I SAIS JAY IS NOT A MASON AND WILL NEVER BE. HE GOT MONEY FROM MASONS & THEY ALLOW HIM TO ACT LIKE SO TO GET FREE PUBLICITY BUT THEY DONT RECRUIT 40 YEARS OLD DRUG DEALERS WHO CANT FORM A SENTENCE PUBLICY WITHOUT SOME GUETTO WORDS SO YES HE WEARS MASONS SIGNS BUT IT JUST MEAN HE IS HELPED BY THEM BUT HE WILL NEVER NEVER BE ON OF THEM HE IS SO STUPID AND NON EDUCATED.
    HE CANT EVEN HAD A CONVO WITH REAL MASONS

    “Do you know what a mason is? What they stand for? and no, not some worship the devil, wipe humantiy of the map type shit…..
    dont speak on something you dont know anything about you fucking idiot….”

    I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MASON IS AND I CAN CONFRIM TO THE RR READERS THAT JAY Z NOT OF THEM MASONERY IS MORE THAN BEING GIVING MONEY TO PROMOTE VALUES
    BEING MASON IS ALSO LINKED WITH PHILOSOPHY AND ENTLIGHTMENT
    AND BEING A MASON CAN TAKE MANY YEARS EVEN FOR THOSE WHO HAS BEEN RAISE IN PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGE …SO HOW CAN A NO EDUCATED GOON BE A MASON

    STOP WITH THE JOKE PLEASE.GO TO SLEEP AND STOP WITH HIS MASON LIES
    NO ONE WILL BE FOOLED SINCE I ‘M HERE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH

    I TOLD THAT TO ONE OF MY FRIEND THAT A RAPPER FROM BROOKLYN WHO STILL LIVE WITH HIS MOTHER AND STILL WEARING DIAMOND CHAINS AND BAGGIES @ 40 WAS TRYING TO CLAIM HE WAS MASON
    HE CANT STOP LAUGHING ALL THE DAY ABOUT IT
    SO STOP THE BULLSHIT PLEASE

    I M NOT HERE TO GIVE YOU DETAILS ABOUT MASONERY BUT JAY Z IS NOT THE FIRST ONE WHO KNOW THE SECRET ABOUT PYRADMIDS AND ALL SEEING EYE

    MASON SECRETS WILL NEVER NEVER BEEN REVEALED TO HIS BLACK GOON
    SO HE CAN KEEP THE PROMOTION BUT HE NEVER BELONG TO MASONERY

  • chek me out blaaaow

    jigga doin the damn thing. its bittersweet though. i still want him to rap about peddling snowflakes, but he gotta watch his mouth for his political connects. american gangster part 2 needs to drop with jay slangin pies one more time. i dont get why yall cant big up one nigga without putting another one down. jay doing his thing, 50 doing his thing, they both bosses in the game. respect.

  • BAPHOMET

    PRINCE HALL IS ONLY FOR EDUCATED NIGGERS NOT FOR GOONS FROM BROOKLYN
    STOP THE BULLSHIT PLEASE.
    IT DOESNT WORK ANYMORE SINCE MORE THAN 500 PERSONS HAVE SEEN WHAT I JUST SAID.
    JAY Z STANS ARE FULLY AWARE OF THIS TRUTH

    OLD JAY DA CORNBALL DONT BELONG TO THE FREEMASONERY AND WILL NEVER
    THE PUBLICITY STUNT IS OVER

  • Ac@pella!

    Fuck I can’t stand this BAPHOMET nigga. Muthafucka get a life and quit hatin’ u fuckin’ idiot.

  • teejay

    Really who gives a fuck if jay is a mason or not? Homie is just helpin his community. You can’t knock that.

  • Nathaniel

    @Dayum

    right, touch the people, see the joy on their faces, and then poof he’s gone, leaving them to the same shit he found them in. its called magnanimity, what Jay is doing. a man that has a $10 to his name giving his time like that is needed. a multimillionaire like Jay AND 50 have to build institutions. it goes beyond charity. institutions that assist in the economic empowerment (among other things) of the people in question.

    5,000+ jobs were just created. that’s gonna feed people nigga. on their own. that’s gonna take 5,000 jobless people and give them legit employment. you can’t shit on that. i’m sorry.

    and i never called jay some big humanitarian. i just said he’s involved in some VERY noteworthy shit, given what we know of rap and rappers. so tearing the nigga down is just a bad look for all of us. weighing pros and cons, cool, but acting like this is the fuck up of the century is just bullshit.

  • http://dopeisasdopedoes.wordpress.com TheTruth

    @Cola

    Affordable housing will be available? Ok, read The Condemnation Little B by Elaine Brown or just open your eyes and see that when big capitalistic corporations drive people out of their homes “PROMISING” to give them affordable housing it NEVER happens. Do you know why? Because the corporations view the people whose housing they removed as “bad images” and will deter attractions. And if you cant see the gentrification happening here then you’re more blind than ever.

  • Nathaniel

    and what i said of 50 was directed at all the conflict and mindless bickering beef he is constantly bathing his brand in. and he’ll openly shit on any “competition” of his. but truly, niggas shouldn’t even be competing like that. there surely enough success to go around. but i love what 50 does business wise too, and the knowledge he drops in interviews. cuz he drops plenty. word to Young Guru.

  • BAPHOMET

    “Really who gives a fuck if jay is a mason or not? Homie is just helpin his community.”
    THIS IS NOT WHAT I CALL HELPING THE COMMUNITY = HE IS A TAXES STEALER BILLIONNAIRE BUT HE REAMAINS A TAX STEALER AND A DRUG DEALERS WHILE MANY PEOPLE ARE STRIGGLING TO FIND SOMETHING TO EAT
    IT THIN THIS IS DISGUTING / STEALING OUR MONEY AND THEN BRAGING ON AN ALBUM ABOUT HOW HE ROBBED US AND HOW HE IS DEALING WITH YOUNG JEEZY PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES HE IS THE WORST PEOPLE EVER IN THIS EARTH
    HE IS NOT A MASON BUT HE IS A DEVIL FOR STEALING YOUR MOM MONEY

    Jay-Z Caught Up In Federal Investigation Over Casino Venture

    New York Governor DAVID PATERSON has denied rumours his friendship with JAY-Z influenced him to approve a new race track and casino venture.

    Bosses at event promotion company Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) landed a lucrative multi-million dollar contract from New York state officials in January (10) to upgrade the existing Aqueduct Race Track venue and turn it into a top race track and gaming site – known as a racino – the only legal gambling place in the city.

    But the ethics surrounding Paterson’s choice of contractor has been called into question after it was revealed Jay-Z holds a seven per cent stake in AEG via his firm Gain Global Investments Network LLC.

    The rap superstar established a friendship with Paterson after they teamed up to stage his star-studded 9/11 benefit concert at the Big Apple’s Madison Square Garden last September (09).

    Jay-Z signed a deal with AEG executives later that month – but the agreement has prompted a federal investigation into whether Paterson showed unfair favour to AEG’s contract bid as a result of the star’s involvement in the company.

    AEG spokesman Jonathan Rosen has dismissed the accusations, insisting the hip-hop mogul’s widespread appeal prompted them to court the star.

    Rosen tells the New York Post, “Given (Jay-Z’s) superstardom and his long and deep connection to New York, the partners thought he could bring a unique perspective to shaping a facility that would truly be an entertainment destination.

    “The partners were looking to bring in someone who could bring marketing and community advice to the team.”

    A spokeswoman for Paterson has also denied the rap connection played a role in the Governor’s decision.

    She says, “There is absolutely no relationship between Governor Paterson’s friendship with Jay-Z and the choice of AEG.

  • http://dopeisasdopedoes.wordpress.com TheTruth

    @Nathaniel

    I agree it will give jobs to jobless people. But what about where they’re going to live? What about the insane traffic thats going to be a product of it? And what about the gentrification that will happen? Name me one time a sports team has taken people out of their homes and it benefited them.

  • teejay

    Baphomet. Find the caps lock key. Turn it off. Now go sign up for some community college english classes, learn how to write. Come back after your semester ends, and impress us.

  • Silk the shocker

    @BAPHOMET and what is your solution to this disenfranchment of the poor comunity?

  • Silk the shocker

    @BAPHOMET never mind I don’t care!

  • BAPHOMET

    @TEEJAY

    YOU ARE DESPERATE DEAR I JUST KILLED JAY Z ON HIS OWN WEBSITE (I KNOW HE GIVES SOME MONEY FROM MY MOM TAXES TO ELLIOTT WILSON) AND ALL YOU DAN SAY TO DEFEND YOU IDOL IS THAT?
    LMFAO

  • Nathaniel

    @TheTruth

    yes yes and yes. i don’t pretend this shit is gonna do good and bad. my nigga i live in Atlanta, so i don’t profess to know shit about the makeup of brooklyn (never been to NY), but i still say if we don’t have alternatives to what is being done, then what we talkin bout? (no pun)

    there was no stadium build in atlanta recently at all, and they came through and tore down every single project housing complex in atlanta. giving the people vouchers. the last was Thomasville Homes, housed over 1200 families. (i know NY is bigger), but there were like 8 or 9 in the A that are now a memory. some bigger than that, some smaller. no stadium, they just said “lets clean up the city” and straight ran through our shit. so i don’t know to what degree what’s going on in NY is directly related to the stadium or to what degree the pros and cons weigh out, but i do know our answer to stopping this shit goes beyond what we’re discussing. and i dont have the fucking answers so i’ll fall back. shit is frustrating as hell tho

  • Live and learn

    Ok, so after goin through half of what has been written above, u can only come to one conclusion…In life, there’s 2 kinds of people…The watchers, who most of the times end up giving themselves the critique roles as well, and on the other hand, the doers…Usually, the doers don’t talk…they act…There was a post on these site not too long ago, of Young Guru explaining who Jay was to him…that old school hustling mentality, where you don’t talk, but speak by actions…And they usually let pple gossip and criticize them, while they’re making moves…Too many guys calling Jay a mason, a sellout, too old, ugly, etc…We’ve all heard the rethoric…The truth is (and that’s numbers, facts, accolades, reality, etc…), this guy has done more to represent the genre in a great light, than any other act ever has…Run DMC laid the foundation, LL became the first rap star, Big and Pac popularized the genre and became icons, Eminem widened the fan base, etc, but what this guy has done, time and time again (first non athlete with a shoe, a shoe that sold out in hours in every footlocker nationwide, first artist to have ownership in professional sports, first artist in the builders and titans section of Time’s most influential people of the year, more number one albums than any other solo artist ever, first rap artist invited to the UN headquarters for the Water for life mission, first rap artist to visit the White House’s Situation Room, first rap artist to headline a rock oriented festival in Glastonbury, the list goes on endlessly…)…You don’t have to like the guy nor his music, but you gotta respect what he has accomplished…He’s bringing jobs to the borough, attention to the borough, media coverage to the borough, and most importantly, since the Dodgers, BK will be relevant again…But that’s besides the point…The guy has a line on the second Best of Both Worlds that goes : “…i opened more doors for y’all fuckers than car service…”

  • Nathaniel

    and still i wonder is it the people in the projects, the dirt poor that are up in arms about this shit, or is it their so-called representatives. and i wonder to what degree these so-called reps have their best interest at heart, and REALLY understand what the fuck they want. shit is complicated.

  • teejay

    @baphomet

    I’m not really defending anything as much as I’m trying to help you not look stupid. Really. You look like a damn fool.you can’t spell, your grammar is atrocious, and moreover you have no idea what the fuck you’re talking about. Really. Go back to school, you wanna talk about someone needing to get an education? Learn how to spell, your case might come off a little better.

  • BAPHOMET

    lmao @I have no idea of what I am talking about.
    I am fully aware of what I am talking about this is why I wont dig to much Jay Z graves.
    I just want to make sure thatt the mainstream readers know the truth about jay z and his masonery publicity stunt.

    See ya ignorant hood rats

  • teejay

    Well at least you wrote better that time..

  • LadyLuck

    jesus joseph and mary @Baphomet young lady or young man, whichever you are, it is so clear that reading comprhension is not one of your best skills, nor is subject verb predicates. you seriously need to stop, think, asses, then process your thoughts, then and only then should you come back and try and “spit some Mason knowledge” to us. Your lack of intelligence and pure hatred for a Jay Z is beyond sad, its boderline sick. this man as well, as his wife and countless others are trying to uplift and give back to their communities. so in the words of Jay “IF U CANT RESPECT THAT, YOUR WHOLE PERSPECTIVE IS WACK” have a good day “little boy/little girl”

  • Dan

    First off, fuck the Nets. Secondly, this building is supposed to be an architectural disaster. Enjoy Brooklyn.

  • iam2smooth

    Omg hovi is that Nigga!!! Brooklyn stand up

    Shit I don’t see fif bitch ass doin shit lol!!

  • Dan

    Y’all BK niggas proud of the fucking Nets coming to your ends?! Damn.

  • you know what,

    “In theory, it should be everything that a progressive urban policy analyst like me would want from a new development. Atlantic Yards would create lots of new housing immediately adjacent to mass transit lines. It would be a mix of residential, commercial, retail, and entertainment space. And it would create new affordable housing and green space.

    But, somehow, Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner got it all wrong. The project required two things to make it feasible: the use of eminent domain to acquire the property and hundreds of millions of dollars in public subsidies. Public officials justified both by proclaiming that the project would also create public benefits. But these public benefits were always dubious. And as the project has progressed, they have all but disappeared completely. Now it seems that the project will be a money loser for the city and will scar the face of Brooklyn for decades.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-petro/a-sad-day-for-brooklyn-at_b_495718.html

  • 106

    This is for all those fucks wondering why Jay been seen with the Mayor and the Governor. The reason he did the 9/11 concert. You need people powerful people on your side to do big things like this. The people that live in that area didnt want this to happen but money talks bullshit walks. This is great to me because Brooklyn where im from is the only part of the city with no stadium or team Bronx Queens and Manhattan all have teams. I think people need to move out the damn city you ever seen the population map? 8 million in the city the country is big its no wonder New yorkers are always pistoff. Big Bank take little bank its not Jay fault he didnt make the rules.

  • blaqscorpio

    Aww, the USUAL suspects I see. JIGGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

  • http://twitter.com/BILLY_BAM MIAMI

    Sean Carter should be an inspiration to every AMERICAN black, white, brown, male, female, rich, poor, and everything in between he has shown everybody that anything is possible keep faith in god and keep striving to reach your goals

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  • ill_uminated

    Good move…Jays the man…
    From reasonable doubt, you can just hear how much of a hustler he is..
    hes never gonna stop, as long as theres money to be made, hes gonna get it,..
    That just, how us hustlers think… we wanna top our last move. and never stop.
    Its a good feeling when u the best at what u do, and he might not be the best “rapper” but hes pretty dam good at making money.. “it aint personal bk, always business”

  • eazy

    Jay Z is a “minority” owner… he’s nothing more than a puppet for crooked businessmen who can’t reach our demographic..You crown Jay for owning a itty bitty piece of the Nets but don’t mention Usher ( a real owner) of a respectable franchise like the Cleveland Cavaliers or even Nelly with the Bobcats. Jay has done nothin but sell his soul over the last few years to people who could care less what happens to himn when their through with him. If your so exicted about him bringing new jobs what about the people at Roc a Fella? sell your company at it’s peak for a job paying a mere percentage of the profits? GREAT BUSINESS MOVE JAY!! Roc a wear, hey lets sell that too! let’s treat the workers at 40/40 like mexicans and fill our music with a lifestyle no one that supports me can relate to or afford..you the man HOV
    mark my words Hov has removed his backbone and surrounded himself with people that have repeatedly preyed upon our creativity and magnetism..
    He may have reached heights no simple artist has but believe nothin under the sun is new, and Hov is the new kid on the block playin with cats way out of his league( remember what happened to Stringer Bell? lol)
    I need Hov to do something thats going to benefit the people that faced the same circumstances he did, not a handout just a simple acknowledgement.
    because at the end of the day he makes rich music rich people don’t listen to, open’s upscale places that upscale people don’t really frequent..wut about the hood..
    at some point (maybe not now) but every dollar that you attained came from someone that believed in you’s pocket show em u believe back then you’l truly be the one and only BIG HOMEY!!

  • BAPHOMET

    LMAO @EAZY

    IT LOOK LIKE JAY IS REVEALED THIS AFTERNOON

    I CANT BE MORE HAPPY THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
    HE JUST MAE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE & WILL PAY FOR IT

  • eazy

    They tryna play HOV wit the old “Billy Ray Valentine” trading places move watch soon as anything goes wrong who the fall guy is gonna be

  • http://www.thewatcherz.com Ricky Retardo

    Live and learn says:

    Thursday, March 11 2010 at 5:19 PM EST

    Ok, so after goin through half of what has been written above, u can only come to one conclusion…In life, there’s 2 kinds of people…The watchers, who most of the times end up giving themselves the critique roles as well, and on the other hand, the doers…Usually, the doers don’t talk…they act…There was a post on these site not too long ago, of Young Guru explaining who Jay was to him…that old school hustling mentality, where you don’t talk, but speak by actions…And they usually let pple gossip and criticize them, while they’re making moves…Too many guys calling Jay a mason, a sellout, too old, ugly, etc…We’ve all heard the rethoric…The truth is (and that’s numbers, facts, accolades, reality, etc…), this guy has done more to represent the genre in a great light, than any other act ever has…Run DMC laid the foundation, LL became the first rap star, Big and Pac popularized the genre and became icons, Eminem widened the fan base, etc, but what this guy has done, time and time again (first non athlete with a shoe, a shoe that sold out in hours in every footlocker nationwide, first artist to have ownership in professional sports, first artist in the builders and titans section of Time’s most influential people of the year, more number one albums than any other solo artist ever, first rap artist invited to the UN headquarters for the Water for life mission, first rap artist to visit the White House’s Situation Room, first rap artist to headline a rock oriented festival in Glastonbury, the list goes on endlessly…)…You don’t have to like the guy nor his music, but you gotta respect what he has accomplished…He’s bringing jobs to the borough, attention to the borough, media coverage to the borough, and most importantly, since the Dodgers, BK will be relevant again…But that’s besides the point…The guy has a line on the second Best of Both Worlds that goes : “…i opened more doors for y’all fuckers than car service…”

    WELL SAID….

  • BAPHOMET

    oh no @ eazy you just killed me! “Billy Ray Valentine” LMAO
    You just spoke the truth.
    We know the end is sooner than he could ever imagine.
    Nothing is last forever

    BTW i didnt know that nelly & Usher were partowner of something
    I heard that Usher had an affair with Beyoncé while she was dating OLD JAY DA CORNBALL but I didnt know that Usher & Nelly has another over him Dang.

    lmao @Mexicans working @ 40/40 .

    OLD JAY DA CORNBALL IS SO PATHETIC

  • blaqscorpio

    @ eazy

    Aww!

    Now WAKE UP, THIS IS THE REAL WORLD WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE!

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  • Dayum

    @Nathenial, its clear as day what the Barclays Center will result in. Not Jay’s thought because utimately he doesn’t make the decisions, in face he is just the cultural go-between (just for kicks of course) because urban BK will have this forced upon them whether they like it or not. The only thing i’m concerned about is the wellbeing and staying power of ethnic minorities in the neighbourhoods they love…if this all works out great for us then fine…most likely we’ll end up being shuffled to some other unsightly end of NY.

  • Dayum

    *fault

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  • Dayum

    One more thing, this move is deeper than rap. When your directly affecting the lives of citizens through your ‘corporate ventures’ in a predictabily negetive way…i could two shits about your Hip Hop classics…as Kim would say, your dead wrong.

  • leftsidewest

    Ayo Jay-Z you the white mans bitch! Old ass nigga! I’ll smack the shit outcha camel lips!

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  • mac DIESEL

    IMMA TELL YA’LL SOMETHIN’!!!! WHEN JAY OR ANY BLACK MAN MAKES BUSINESS DECISIONS HE DOESN’T HAVE TO WEAR THAT “I’M BLACK” SIGN AROUND HIS NECK 24/7!!!!! SO EVERYTIME JAY DOES SOMETHIN’, DOES HE HAVE TO ASK HIMSELF, “WILL THIS AFFECT A BLACK PERSON”??? IF I GET THIS CAR WILL IT AFFECT A BLACK PERSON??? IF I BUY THIS HOUSE WILL IT UPSET A BLACK PERSON??? IF I BUILD A CASINO NEAR BROOKLYN WILL IT HURT A BLACK PERSON???? I MEAN C’MON, WUT TYPE OF FUCKIN’ REALITY YA’LL LIVIN’ IN??? JAY DON’T OWE U OR ME SHIT CUZ HE’S BLACK N I’M BLACK!!!! GIVIN’ BACK TO THE COMMUNITY IS ONE THING BUT EXPECTON’ THIS NIGGA TO APPEASE N PLEASE EVERY BLACK MUFUCKA IS SO UNREALISTIC N MAKE BELIEVE!!!! JAY IS BLACK BUT THAT’S NOT ALL THAT HE IS!!!! IT’S NOT ABOUT RACE ALL THE FUCKIN’ TIME!!!! IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT “HELP A BROTHER OUT”!!!! SO BUILDING A STADIUM IN BROOKLYN IS GONNA AFFECT THE WHOLE ENTIRE BLACK RACE??? U CAN’T PLEASE EVERYBODY!!!! SOME ARE GONNA PROSPER FROM THIS N SOME AREN’T WHEN THE STADIUM GET BUILT!!!! THAT’S JUST FUCKIN’ LIFE!!!! U CAN’T EXPECT JAY OR ANY BUSINESSMAN TO BASE HIS/HER BUSINESS DECISIONS ON THE NOTION OF “WILL IT AFFECT THEIR OWN”!!!! IT’S IMPOSSIBLE N UNREALISTIC!!!! STOP FRONTIN’ NIGGAS!!!! START LIVIN’ IN THE REAL WORLD!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • VerseCutta

    Michael Jordan just bought the majority ownership of the bobcats.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/02/27/michael.jordan.bobcats/index.html

  • ill_uminated

    To everyone that really thinks this is a bad move and jay is just another puppet on a string.. ask yourself, when is the last time you did something to benefit others or yourself at that?.. right, thought so.

    This move will create hundrends of jobs, maybe thousands.. but for jay-z this is just another accomplishment, maybe a personal goal of his.. So why try to put the man down?.. why dont we all say, good for him if he can do it so can I..
    He came from the streets, he sold drugs, made hot music, and now hes at the white house, Where did he go wrong?..

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  • Odia

    I mean yeh the boy doing big things but I feel those old school crackers setting the jiggaman for the fall

  • I talk like this cuz i can back it up

    Goooood Lord You People Killing me with these LOOOOOOOOONG as comments.

    IT AINT THAT SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blaqscorpio

    ^

    Naw, for some of them every move Jay makes is a life or death situation.

  • chris wallace

    JAY-Z = A TERRIBLE PUBLIC SPEAKER

  • crossover1985

    did anyone actually watch the video? that white man sure had alot to say about Beyonce! LOL

  • sway-z

    You know what’s fucked up about us in general? You act like you love the hood, then complain about how it fucked you up in the same breath. And anybody that actually lived in the hood knows there ain’t no real pride in saying you from there.

    But as soon as somebody want to improve shit, you yelling about gentrification and how the “man” is pricing poor blacks out the community…….You motherfucking right nigga, its a POOR COMMUNITY, quit crying, quit waiting on government hand outs, get off your couch and do something with your life other than talking shit. If niggas wasnt having 15000 babies with broke bitches who got more money then your sticking ass to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this position.

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