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Wed October 3, 2012
The Record

Welcome To Jay-Z's Brooklyn

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:25 pm

Jay-Z plays the first of eight concerts at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Friday, Sept. 28.
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Last Friday two things changed. The shifts weren't seismic, or unexpected, but now Brooklyn is different and hip-hop is different. It's because of Jay-Z, who, despite owning only 0.067% of the Nets and less than 0.2% of the Barclays Center, has become the public face of Brooklyn – not the team, the town.

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