Jay-Z’s 'Where I'm From': 5 Highlights From the Hip Hop Mogul's Documentary (VIDEO)
Barclays Center is already a Brooklyn institution — a big part in thanks to Jay-Z.
Now the hip-hop mogul is giving a glimpse into the rise of the newly-christened Brooklyn Nets arena in Where I'm From. The 24-minute in-depth documentary — which Jay's Life+Times website released to ring his 43rd birthday this Tuesday — features behind-the-scenes footage Barclays' construction, Hova's backstage rehearsals and his back-to-back shows to officially open the venue in October.
Celebuzz is breaking down the five best moments from the Where I'm From.
1. Jay-Z drops by the Barclays construction site As the arena's grand opening neared, Jay scouted out the building, laying eyes on the thousands of never-before-sat-in seats that would soon fill with Brooklyn Nets fans. The rapper even chatted with some construction men. "How's it looking," Hova asked. "Beautiful," responded one worker.
2. The ever-cool Jay-Z is palpably excited. Amidst shots of his Barclays setup reaching it's full glory, Jay-Z sits in awe of the grandiose stage. "What do ya'll think of this stage?" he addresses his music-making colleagues. "Is it the f***ing craziest sh*t you've ever seen? Where do you go from there?"
4. Beyoncé's split-second appearance. Jay-Z's superstar singer wife makes a brief cameo around the 15-minute mark, as she's seen walking just behind her husband ahead of his show. But notably absent is Beyoncé's on-stage appearance — the power couple teamed up during Jay's final concert.