Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. On June 18, the 40/40 Club, on West 25th Street, New York City, was jammed with basketball fans there to see the Miami Heat versus the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the N. The noise in this room came from the game on two large flatscreen TVs and the loud camaraderie of Jay’s guests—most of whom are his closest friends, people who’ve been in his inner circle for years.
What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and family man became the cultural force he is today—by claiming his past, and all it taught him. Among them: Juan Perez, the president of the newly formed Roc Nation Sports; William “World Wide Wes” Wesley, a consultant to CAA Sports, which has recently partnered with Roc Nation Sports; Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, a friend of Jay’s for 25 years and head of A&R for Roc Nation Records; and his longtime trusted publicist, Jana Fleishman.
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Upstairs in his owner’s suite, Jay Z leaned back on one of the white leather sofas that line the large room.
Downstairs, the sports bar was noisy with paying customers.
After the march itself, the celebrity cameos continue at an after-party concert benefitting Planned Parenthood, where The National, Sleater-Kinney, Tig Notaro, Janeane Garofalo, Ted Leo and Senators Al Franken and Cory Booker will make appearances. 🗡🛡🖤‼️⚠️ pic.twitter.com/s Vmljq CIq R— grimezsznews (@Grimezsz News) January 19, 2017 One more week till we march on Washington!
And while not all stars can attend the march, or the sister sites around the country, many have voiced their support for the demonstration. My brown, immigrant, vagina-having ass will be there!
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With unprecedented access, Lisa Robinson gets Jay talking about the rumors and the reality. Jay wore a white T-shirt, black hoodie, jeans, and striped socks from the Stance sock company (he’s an investor).
Everyone’s supposed to stay in their lines and be neat. You’re supposed to rap, carry a boom box, wear chains, and go to the club—that’s all you do. His white sneakers were in front of him on the floor.
When you meet Jay Z for the first time, or even the first few times, or get a rare, perfunctory interview, he is a thoughtful, guarded, reticent man. His friend the producer Rick Rubin once described Jay to me as “the coolest guy in the room.” Any room.