Jay-Z Kicks Off Barclay Concerts In Brooklyn
This Friday (September 28) saw hip-hop icon and business mogul Jay-Z take to the stage to kick off the start of his show at the Barclays center in his hometown of Brooklyn. The crowd, including such stars as J.Cole and Pharrell, were not left disappointed as they watched the 42-year-old perform such songs as '99 problems', 'Empire State of Mind', 'Run This Town' and earlier hits such as 'Big Pimpin’ and 'Hard Knock Life'...
"Tonight is a celebration, a celebration of where I'm from," Hov told the crowd. Walking around the stage in his black Nets jersey customised with the number four to honour his birthday, the rapper even threw in an exclusive acapella freestyle.
"Shooters on my team, no really, I got shooters on my team" he rapped, in reference to his part ownership of Brooklyn basketball team, the Nets, as well as his ties to the streets.
The crowd remained lively throughout the performance, continually showering him with adoration and praise, as well as the expected Brooklyn chants in celebration of the occasion.
Before closing with 'Young Forever', an overwhelmed Jay took time to preach to the crowd, stating that he believes everyone has genius-level talent; it's just some tap into it and others do not. "I ain't no motherf*****g different from anybody here tonight," he shouted, "and I'm standing on this stage."
Fellow musician and friend Pharrell Williams took to Twitter to talk about the night, ploading a photo of himself and the Brooklyn rapper. "@S_C destroyed it tonight." the caption read.
Words: Tiffany Calver (@TiffanyCalver)