So its official. Jay-Z has sold his ownership of the Nets for his Roc Nation Sports endeavor. He shared his thoughts in an open letter he posted to his website. Check it out below.
Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I’m a Brooklyn Net forever. It’s been an honor to work with Mikhail Prokhorov, Dmitry Razumov, Christophe Charlier, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Brett Yormark and all the wonderful people involved in making the Nets first class. My sincerest thanks goes to Bruce Ratner, who first introduced the idea of moving the Nets to Brooklyn. A thank you and deepest appreciation goes to the fans. You are the lifeblood of any team.
The Nets have made their mark on the NBA and as they enter a new era, Roc Nation does as well; as we embark on Roc Nation Sports. Our newest endeavor is committed to building the brands of professional athletes as we have done for some of today’s top music artists. For Roc Nation Sports to function at its full potential, NBA rules stipulate that I relinquish my ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a tough decision but as I stated earlier, it’s not about ownership. Congratulations to The Nets on a great season and making the playoffs! I will always be a Brooklyn Net.
You may have seen it in the commercials but here is part 1 and 2 of Jordan Brand’s “Playing for the City that Made Me” series. It’s a three-part documentary that chronicles Carmelo Anthony’s transition from small market to big market as he made his way back home to play for the Knicks in New York City.
Episode 1 of 3. Carmelo Anthony’s passion for playing in the city he loves is unmatched as a native New Yorker from Red Hook, Brooklyn. We hear in his own words what it means to play not just for the orange and blue, but the people of NY and the city that made him.
Episode 2 of 3. Carmelo Anthony thrives under the bright lights. When you play for NY, the city’s grittiness, authenticity, and even scrutiny serves as a daily motivation — and you can see it in the evolution of Melo’s game.
Spike Lee or Jay-Z? Knicks or Nets? Who are you riding with? Between Melo dropping 45 points and Deron Williams missing a last second 3, it was a great game.
“It is (a rivalry). I mean, after that first game, we might as well accept that,” Anthony said. “It is what it is. They’re on our division, we see them four times a year. It is a rivalry. It’s great for New York to have that in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. When we come here it’s a battle. When they come there, it’s going to be a battle. We expect that.”
Happy Bday Jay-Z! I have so much respect for this dude. In this short documentary, JAY Z’s Life+Times takes an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the creation of JAY Z’s Barclays Center opening concerts.
I can really appreciate the raw emotion of his lyrics. He’s really spitting some knowledge on this joint!!! Check out his new mixtape The Steppin’ Stone: All Or Nuthin’ HERE
David Blake, better known to many by his stage name, David Stones was born July 31st 1988 in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. David Stones is the Co-founder of the District of Hip Hop/DOHH Squad and the cousin of Kenyatta Blake aka Buckshot who is a fellow Brooklyn-bred emcee and Co-CEO of the storied independent label Duck Down Music Inc.
Brooklyn stand up! Via Life+Times
For all those who missed his first set of performances…Jay-Z will ring in the new year with Coldplay at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on New Year’s Eve. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. EST at LiveNation.com.
I feel Talib on this, Brooklyn is a different place today. But I’m not mad at it.
In the series finale of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations — The Final Tour,” Tony heads to Brooklyn, NY where he uncovers a whole new world on the other side of the river. Here, Tony talks with local rapper Talib Kweli.
This is the first installment of the Road to Brooklyn webisode series where they chronicle how the Barclays Center and new home of the Brooklyn Nets came to be. It’s crazy, I remember walking past it and seeing it being built. Now, it’s here.
Shout out to 2dopeboyz for this, very inspiring pic right here.
“…I used to cop in Harlem…took it to my stash box, 560 State St.”
Those are the lyrics from Empire State Of Mind where Jay-Z referenced 560 State Street as a drug spot. That line tells us about his former line of work, now he’s transformed his life into this. Its possible people! Your life can change for the better.
“On the roof at 560 State St. Words can’t describe.” – Jay-Z