He may have 99 problems, but sold out shows isn’t one of them. Jay- Z, who owns part of the new Brooklyn Nets franchise, just ended an eight night run and became the first performer ever at the brand new Barclays stadium where the nets will now play.
If you were lucky enough to score tickets to the final performance last Saturday night, you were treated to a special V.I.P. performance from Jay-Z’s wife Beyoncé. Dressed for the occasion in a Nets ballcap, she took the stage for three songs, beginning with Diva before Jay-Z returned to duet with her on Crazy in Love and, at the end of the show, Young Forever.
You can actually get the EP of that concert series called, Live in Brooklyn, which is now available this week through iTunes. It contains audio and video from the eight sold out shows. Word of the album comes just on the heels of the recent announcement that Jay-Z will be launching a new YouTube channel called Life + Times. The channel will also eventually feature a Brooklyn Nets series called The Road to Brooklyn and a fan-interaction show Roc Nation Check-In.
Now the ambassador for the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z has done a lot to create hype around the new team, new name, and the new stadium. The building of the stadium has even ended up on a reality show on the Weather channel called Iron Men. The new name, however, did inspire some ridicule: the only major sports team named for equipment, and Nets officials entertained numerous suggestions — Brooklyn Knights and Brooklyn Ballers were the most popular — but said they never came close to a name change.
How do you think the Nets will stack up against the current NBA champs? How would you like to be at the game to find out first hand?
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