Jay Electronica Talks Sobriety at Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Jay Electronica made his triumphant return to the spotlight this past weekend with a highly anticipated guest appearance at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. During his set he solidified his spot as one of the most important MCs in the game who’s never dropped an LP by bringing Jay-Z out for the Brooklyn crowd.

In the clip above, he speaks to Revolt about struggling with drugs and alcohol and how those vices have hindered his progression. He reveals that he is now clean and sober explains that this performance was his chance to celebrate his newly clear head with fans and family.

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Troy Ave – OG Bobby Johnson (Remix)

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Troy Ave remixes Que’s “OG Bobby Johnson”. Powder.

Previously: Troy Ave Freestyles on Hot 97′s The Hot Box (Video)

Video: Tom Dick & Harry in Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Life+Times visits Tom Dick & Harry sneaker store in Bed-Stuy, a neighborhood staple since the ’40s and the setting for scenes from Jay-Z’s “Streets Is Watching” video.

Previously: Jay-Z Teases New Album Magna Carta Holy Grail | This is Big Money Talk, Can You Answer Me?

Video: Jay-Z & Coldplay NYE Concert @ Barclays Center

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Here’s an assortment of footage from Shawn & Chris’ NYE party that went down at the Barclays Center in BK last night. Coldplay fans can watch their set over at X’s.

Previously: Jay-Z’s D’USSE Cognac Launch Party (Video)

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Video: Road To Brooklyn: Rivalry

Friday, October 26th, 2012

My love for Brooklyn is so serious, but what the fuck is a Net? They should’ve moved the Knicks to Brooklyn and the Nets to like Scranton or something. Featuring commentary from Action Bronson, Prince Paul, KING’s Sean Malcolm, Fat Jew and others.

Previously: Road To Brooklyn: Ball So Hard | Road To Brooklyn: Down By The Yards

Video: Road To Brooklyn: Ball So Hard

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Life+Times asks BK’s street ballers and basketball fans how they feel about the Nets moving to the borough.

Previously: Road To Brooklyn: Down By The Yards

Video: Road To Brooklyn: Down By The Yards

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Jay-Z’s Life+Times takes a mostly balanced look at the struggle over the construction of the Barclay’s Center and positive and negative effects it has had on the surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods. Includes comments from Combat Jack, DJ Clark Kent, KING Mag editor Sean Malcolm, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and many others.

Previously: Jay-Z – Live in Brooklyn (Tracklist)

Pic: Jay-Z Surveys The Barclays Center

Friday, October 5th, 2012

On the roof at 560 State St. Words can’t describe.

via Life+Times

I father, I Brooklyn Dodger them
I jack, I rob, I sin
Aww man, I’m Jackie Robinson
‘cept when I run base, I dodge the pen
Lucky me, luckily, they didn’t get me
Now when I bring the Nets, I’m the black Branch Rickey

Previously: Jay-Z’s Saturday Night Show @ Barclays to be Live Streamed | Jay-Z Talks to the Crowd (Barclays Center Night 4)

Video: Thirstin Howl III Interview w/ Media Gasface

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

The Brooklyn MC and Lo-Life General puts it down in the studio with Sadat X, and then talks about how some Brand Nubian got him through a rough period in his life.

Previously: Thirstin Howl III, Meyhem & Lo-Life Bros. on Freestyle 101

PICS: Spike Lee Shoots Jay-Z for Rocawear’s 10th Anniversary Ads

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

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Below you’ll find pictures of Jay-Z & Spike Lee shooting out in Brooklyn:

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No one knew what was happening, including Powerhouse Books in BK where they were shooting in front of, but June Ambrose confirms that it was for the Rocawear 10th Anniversary ad campaign.

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Props to The Source (sorry YN… and Kim – Ha!)