Jay-Z Named Director Of Brooklyn's Barclays Arena

It looks like Jay-Z will be taking on a major role as one of the directors of the Brooklyn Nets' soon-to-be stadium.

He runs his own label, hocks luxury liquors and even occasionally raps, but now it looks like Jay-Z has a new job to add to his resume. In a recent report from the New York Post, it was revealed that Hova will be the new director of the Brooklyn Nets's Barclay Arena.

The news came about when Forest City Ratner Cos., the company developing the arena, filed for a liquor license with documents naming Shawn Carter as one of the arena's seven directors. The newly announced position will find the Brooklyn emcee attending board meetings as well as directing aspects of the sports center's daily upkeep.

Although the heads behind the Barclays Arena did not comment on what Jay-Z's specific duties will be, he has already aided the stadium with certain aesthetic elements. In addition to overseeing the recent re-design of the Nets's logo and jerseys, he additionally helped furnish the arena's 11 luxury box seats, dubbed "The Vaults."

Despite his major public presence, Jay owns a minority share of the team, with Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov holding 80% of the team's shares.

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38 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Reasonable Doubt By Jay-Z ''D evils and Politics As Usual let me know that Hov was a problemthe multi-layering of his rhymes and metaphors can fly over the average persons head if youre not a lover of lyrics or an emcee for that matter. In my opinion, hes one of the greatest writers of modern music.'' - O.C. Hov is the GOAT.

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  • Anonymous

    They only do this because they know sheep like you guys would become nets fans when shit like this happens...Business 101: He's a brooklyn icon and you have a brooklyn branded product. Not to mention the connection between hiphop and basketball.

  • DavidATLHIP

    Oh BIRD ass niggas I didnt mean to RUFFLE yall, yall sitting in the WING I am just doing my THING. That may or may not be right, but the internet have exposed a lot of pussies and non thought provoking ass people. No matter what you say or your argument this kat is winning. To the dude that say Jay is not in your top 20 please name your 20. I am personally a ride and die Pac fan but respect has to be given to this kat. I was listening to Ice Cube AmeriKKKa Most Wanted just last night, he talks about dude not been such a bitch, who knew 25 years later, it would be more dudes as bitches then women. So you want the Black Male to have a criminal record so he cant be a success, thats a dumb ass argument. If I ask you to right down the name of your childs principle at his or her school, you would have no clue, but you will sit her all day and hate on Jay-Z. Oh and after Illmatic Nas made some commercial garbage ass albums, as a Tupac fan 2Pacalypse was not a classic album. Eminim is a lyrical beast but dude have garbage ass songs on albums too, everybody does it happens to the best of them.

  • the_lsn22s

    You know, I always say it's really easy to be a Jay-Z fan, dude stays winning. On the other end of things, I feel bad for all you guys who hate Jay-Z so much...It must be a lot of work hating on EVERY positive article you see about the guy. I would even say for some of you guys, hating someone so much when you've never even met that person really can't be healthy for you. Why even bother?

  • Anonymous

    its just another title you all know he aint gonna run shit

  • martinah chibas

    where do nas and slaughterhouse come in in your argument,you nerd

  • Anonymous

    Every time theres an article on Nas or Jay-Z there becomes a fight on who's better there both fukn good so shut the fuck up you fuckn idiots

  • ruger

    i understand kanye,eminem have good beats and catchy hooks and easy digestable,which attracts young people,look at jay-z lyrics using rap genius.com

  • audret

    10 number one albums in a row,jay-z breathes you haters like air

    • the_lsn22s

      Crazy part is that it's actually 12 now. Blueprint 3 was his 11th #1 album, Watch the Throne was his 12th.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z is 42 he slowly transforming into a father a businee men like he was once said that he is business,and all you sayin he has no classic albums i bet u never listened to "reasonable Doubt,The life and times vol,vol2, and VOl 3 heck even Nas,and Slaughterhouse list Reasonable Doubt as their all time favourite album..hush it

  • 3twenty3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CMT5Zbug1s mercy remix

  • Cooper

    @whoever hates jay-z.....Simply put he is a walking success and you wish your favorite rapper was in his position of power.Say whatever you will to discredit jay-z but he is almost a billionaire and stays on the topic year in and out. To the dude who said jay-z isn't top 20.....Please stop it!!!! You are either a nas cum licker or just made that blueprint is better than 90% of the albums you have listened to......Hating ass fags dislike what they can't have.

    • dentaldamboy

      No one cared about Reasonable Doubt until Jay-Z's retirement publicity stunt.

    • Anonymous

      hey, dentaldamboy..reasonable doubt is/was a fucking classic..stfu already

    • Anonymous

      that might be the worst argument i've ever heard. jay got better with each album while the artist you're mentioned decreased with every project.

    • dentaldamboy

      @cooper You're not getting it. I'm saying that these other artists are much more talented than Jay-Z because the first studio album they dropped was a classic. Jay had to put out 5 CDs before Blueprint, which was a classic. That makes him much less talented.

    • cooper

      Nas-shorty you owe me? Eminem encore? kanye 808? nastudamus? You act like jay-z is the only emcee to drop a wack album smh....Stop it you are embarrassing yourself.....

    • dentaldamboy

      @cooper...I said Blueprint was a great album. But Jay released 5 studio albums before blueprint and they were filled with meaningless music like Song Cry and Big Pimpin. Real spitters like Kanye, Eminem, Nas, Biggie drop classics right away. People still listen to songs off of 2Pacs first albums in amazement. Does anyone seriously listen to Reasonable Doubt or Life and Times of Sean Carter. When Hard Knock Life plays on my iPhone i change the song quickly. It's embracing to listen to.

  • dentaldamboy

    Don't you people see...the only reason Jay gets all these endorsements and investors want to work with him is because he has a clean slate. This guy has never ever committed a crime before. Even when Jay's mom and sister were starving at home, he didn't take to the streets to hustle...he just sat at home moping around. Every other rapper in the game was on their grind as a youth except for mopey Jay. Corporations know that Jay has no skeletons in his closet so they work with him. It's that simple. Jay-Z is no hustler...he's an actor.

    • c2da

      jay never comitted a crime !!?? like kanye and eminem did IDIOT!! JAY was arrested for stabbing for a producer go do your research

    • Anonymous

      @dentaldamboy You're an idiot. How many albums have Kanye, Eminenm and Biggie dropped compared to Jay-Z? You say the above mentioned rappers dropped classics right away, but Big only dropped one album before his death. Both his albums were great, but to put Big in that category is not fair because he only dropped two albums (and barely finshed the 2nd). You're a jackass. Most good artists will try to have a balance between party songs and deep songs. Jay-Z is one of them. You jackass!

    • Anonymous

      What are some of the double-entendres Nas dropped? Can you name 5? Fuck outta here.

    • Real Talk

      @ dentaldamboy You are insulting Jay like he did something wrong. But isn't that what we should all strive to be? You sound like a brother who's mind is twisted. You have fallen for the oldest trick in the book, believing that we HAVE to engage in illegal activity to be considered "real". However, the only "real" that counts is the one that you family can benefit from. You make more money in the box seats then you do behind bars.

    • dentaldamboy

      @Cooper What are some non-pop singles that Jay-Z has put out. Can you name 5?

    • Cooper

      ^^^^Another nas cum licker..... You are not a hiphop fan if you think jay-z is not top20 smh....The hate on this site is ridiculous.....Bunch of no life faggots hating on success smh....Go get you money and shut the fuck up!!!!!

  • dentaldamboy

    Jay-Z is not even a top 20 rapper. It took this guy 5 tried before he put out a meaningful album with Blueprint. Black Album was his only other good album. Since the Black Album, all of his singles, except Paris and Empire State of Mind were fucking garbage. Run This Town, HAM, Young Forever and most of the other songs he puts out are pop garbage. He even fucked up Empire State of Mind by not putting Nas on the track. This guy is overrated as fuck. If Pac was still around, he would have hung the real Jay-Z at Summer Jam and NYC would have applauded the move.

    • Anonymous

      you are an instant idiot,it took him 5 what?dude Jay Z s 1st album "Reasonable Doubt" was an instant classic,the 3 follow ups were ver gud albums,times changed since the 90's hip hop changed too...

  • YESSIR

    JAY Z IS THE KING OF RAP AFTER NICKY. STARSHIPS IS SONG OF DECADE

  • Layoh

    This nigga pussy look at his face dude is the ugliest shit I ever saw in my whole life and yo I live on the Bronx I see ugly shit everyday LOOLLLLLL

  • Anonymous

    no matter what you do to the arena or how you design the jerseys or logos,nets still flop.lol btw mr jay-z quit rap.

  • Fuck Marcy

    fuck this queer he robbed my Nets give me my team nigga

  • Anonymous

    THE RUSSIAN DUDE IS A MONSTER HE OWNS 80% NOW WHO'S THE OWNER OF THE NET'S AGAIN !!!

    • cjrocker

      He is indeed a monster. But, if the Nets were to go 0-82, he most certainly would not look at you like that shit is gravy.

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