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Jayz-Where-Im-From-On-MicrophoneBully      In the midst of a struggling economy, a high unemployment rate, and nearing the edge of a fiscal cliff, rapper turned mogul Jay Z has found yet another way to remain relevant while creating opportunities along the way.

In this documentary titled “WHERE I’M FROM” it gives a detailed behind the scenes account of how Jay Z prepared for his last performance at the soon to be world-renowned Barclay’s center.  Jay Z takes the line ” I am not a businessman, I’m a business Maaan” to a new high and brings it all full circle. His push to bring the Nets to Brooklyn has not only brought a professional basketball team, an amazing arena, and a buzz throughout the borough that seems to only happen during Labor Day Weekend, but more importantly than that he has brought jobs, and a boost to the economy that is much-needed and greatly appreciated.  “Everything said in song, you happen to see”, Jay’s line from the song Ignorant Shit has proved to be quite the opposite of ignorant.  He first told the world in 2005 that he had become a “proud new owner of the Nets” in a freestyle that most people overlooked.  7 years later as an owner and integral part of the franchise, Jay Z’s Nets reside in Brooklyn.

JAY Z continues to raise the bar to heights that seem to be insurmountable and not just in entertainment.  At a time when gaining and maintaining employment poses so many challenges, he created.  Not a song, or a clothing line, or a record label, but something far more important,  he created OPPORTUNITY,  opportunity for an entire borough, and opportunities for the many who have supported him throughout his career.  What better way to say thank you to your fans and give back to your community than to create a gift that keeps on giving.

It’s no secret that Brooklyn is JAY Z’S biggest fan, what a way to return the favor by supporting WHERE I’M FROM



The list of noteable public  figures who support President Barak Obama continues to grow.  You can now add former Secretary of state Colin Powell, the lead guitarist of Pearl Jam Mike Mccreaddy, and rapper turned mogul Sean Carter better known as Jay Z.  He took time out of his busy schedule to deliver a message about just how powerful our voice can be.  We all have the Freedom To Be Heard so lets exercise our right and vote November 6,2012.


      Jay-Z and Beyoncé did their part on September 18th, 2012 to help ensure that President Barak Obama remains ATOP THE THRONEcome this November’s presidential election.  The hip hop mogul and his wife hosted a fund-raiser at the famed 40/40 club in New York City.  The event was priced at $40,000.00 per ticket to gain entry and dine with President Barak Obama as well as the Jigga Man himself.  4 million dollars later it is safe to say that it was a huge success.  Lets hope that other mega stars follow suit in using their celebrity to raise money, and awareness to the campaign as well as the importance of getting out to vote on election day November 6,2012.

It is important to note that we all have a part to play in the upcoming election.  Although the masses who support the president may not be in a position to raise millions of dollars, we can do something equally as important if not more, and that is to VOTE!VOTE!VOTE! It is almost a certainty that President Barak Obama will appreciate your vote just as much.  Let us not disappoint on that day and do our part.