Saturday, September 29, 2012

Don't Sleep on Brooklyn

In 2003, Jay-Z sold out Madison Square Garden in Manhattan in a day.  It was kind of a big deal.  On the song "Encore" from what was supposed to be his retirement CD that year, he raps, "From Marcy to Madison Square / to the only thing that matters in just a matter of years."  The implication obviously being that Marcy was a relative bottom, and Madison Square Garden was a relative top.  Now, "after nine years of delays and controversy", he's opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn with 8 sold-out shows in a row.

Just another sign of the times that Brooklyn is officially on the map.

Lastnight, with Kanye's instrumental to "Encore" playing in the background, he told the crowd, "This night was a dream - to see it come to reality tonight... I can't even put into words what I'm feeling right now... nothing feels like it felt tonight... Like I said, everybody's from Brooklyn tonight."

And another chapter in the Brooklyn story is written...

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