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03.23.2010

I'll try to avoid getting too far into hyperbole here in this article but I'll say that I think we, as a society, are not fully appreciating the genius of Jay-Z. This may seem an odd statement for a guy who gets to hang out in Barack Obama's Situation Room and owns (or partly owns) a major NBA franchise but that's all stuff that has more to do with his celebrity. And I'm not really concerned with all that. Listen to the music. My man's the hip-hop Bruce Springsteen (and that's high praise coming from a New Jerseyan). When too many rap stars fizzle out after their sophomore effort, Jay is still bringing it a good 14 years after his debut.

What does this have to do with movies? A documentary crew followed Jay-Z last year in preparation for his one-off September 11th concert at Madison Square Garden. The set list reads like a greatest hits record and the guest stars could probably sell out MSG in their own right. The full short documentary, "NY-Z" is online now and you can watch it below.

Extra Tidbit: Jay-Z got his name from the intersection of the J and the Z subway lines in Brooklyn.
Source: JoBlo.com

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12:46AM on 03/24/2010

Can't say I'm a fan

Actually, can't say I'd know a Jay-Z song if I tripped over it. Just not my scene... actually, I hate the whole hip-hop scene entirely.

I work with a guy who pretty much worships Jay-Z, and he was pissed about this doc. They came across like it was some full length feature, then, as he put it "15min later it was over?" Kind of a scam, but from what I hear, it's a good watch... if you like the dude.
Actually, can't say I'd know a Jay-Z song if I tripped over it. Just not my scene... actually, I hate the whole hip-hop scene entirely.

I work with a guy who pretty much worships Jay-Z, and he was pissed about this doc. They came across like it was some full length feature, then, as he put it "15min later it was over?" Kind of a scam, but from what I hear, it's a good watch... if you like the dude.
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4:49PM on 03/23/2010

Great Doc!

I love Jay's music and his creativity. The Fade To Black dvd is my favorite concert dvd of all time. Thanks for posting this!
I love Jay's music and his creativity. The Fade To Black dvd is my favorite concert dvd of all time. Thanks for posting this!
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4:49PM on 03/23/2010

Great Doc!

I love Jay's music and his creativity. The Fade To Black dvd is my favorite concert dvd of all time. Thanks for posting this!
I love Jay's music and his creativity. The Fade To Black dvd is my favorite concert dvd of all time. Thanks for posting this!
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4:43PM on 03/23/2010

Okay, I'll take the bait

Yes, Jay-Z isn't as good as he used to be but how many artist are after 11 albums in? As for the illuminati allegations, I have yet to be affected by any of their "evil plans."
Yes, Jay-Z isn't as good as he used to be but how many artist are after 11 albums in? As for the illuminati allegations, I have yet to be affected by any of their "evil plans."
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3:49PM on 03/23/2010
I'm sorry but i have no care about Jay-Z... He's a horrible rapper. Maybe 5-10 years ago he was makin some nice songs but as of the past four or five years he SUCKS
I'm sorry but i have no care about Jay-Z... He's a horrible rapper. Maybe 5-10 years ago he was makin some nice songs but as of the past four or five years he SUCKS
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2:54PM on 03/23/2010
jay z is an Illuminati puppet and a sell out .....fuck i hate the guy!
jay z is an Illuminati puppet and a sell out .....fuck i hate the guy!
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