I have a feeling there are a lot of people wanting to hear the end result of this studio session. Via Pharrell's Twitter a couple of hours ago. Looks like Jay isn't resting after opening up the Barclays Center, huh?
Tonight at the new Barclays Center, Jay-Z performed the first of two shows to break in the new Brooklyn arena. He not only debuted a new verse a few hours ago, but also donned the first Brooklyn Nets jersey - wearing number #4, which is his and the wife's lucky number (born December 4th and September 4th respectively. The number is retired for Wendell Latner). You can see him rockin' the away threads in the grainy clear photo below (updated via NBA) and see the official images the NBA just put out above. The unis are now officially on sale.
I was expecting something a little more abstract, but I do dig the font choices and you can't go wrong with a sharp black and white fit. Your thoughts on the uniforms?
Next spring, just in time for the new baseball season, we can expect to see what I think is shaping up to be an epic film based on the true story of American legend and the first African-American baseball player to play in the Majors — Jackie Robinson. Simply titled '42', the film will star Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson. The hip hop influx in the trailer is courtesy of the song choice of Jay-Z's "Brooklyn Go Hard", which fits because it's Brooklyn, but doesn't fit because the movie is set in the 1940s. *shrugs* As a huge baseball fan, and for anyone out there that's fascinated by this culture-changing story, '42' looks to be a must-see.