Sean Carter has always let it be known that he is a ruthless cultural capitalist, a man who's out for success for himself and his own. Now that he's achieved that success, it's worth thinking about what his single-minded pursuit of the American dream means to his native borough, where he just performed a string of eight sold-out concerts in the brand new sports arena that he was essential in bringing to the area.
Point: Jay-Z Sold Out Brooklyn
As much as any man can represent a place, Jay-Z is a living embodiment of Brooklyn. As his star has risen, so has his borough's. But has Jay betrayed his native land? After all, he does live in Tribeca. In trying to make a statement by taking the subway to the Barclay's Center for his show, he inadvertently let it slip that he's never used a Metrocard before. Is Jay-Z, as some suggest, a traitor?
- Jay-Z Sold Out Brooklyn
- Hello Brooklyn: Jay-Z's First Night at the Barclays Center
- Jay-Z - Barclays Center (Day 2)
- Jay's First Concert at Barclays, a Movie Opposed to Barclays, And a People Not So Divided