Jay-Z looks out over Barclays Center

In case your internet is out, today is Jay-Z‘s birthday. He made NY rap successful, got Obama elected (and then re-elected), built the Barclays Center and is married to Beyoncé. Or at least he did significant portions of all of those things (I’ll let you decide which ones are part and which ones are whole) and just generally is a dude who’s moves are to be studied. There have been a lot of tributes floating around but none so appropriate, really, as Mr. Cee’s all-Jay-everything mix (listen/download below) on Hot97. Also to get a look at one of the major things he really did make happen watch Life + Times Barclays Center documentary “Where I’m From” after the jump:

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