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Posts Tagged ‘Jay-Z’

Confirmed: Here’s That Brooklyn Nets Logo We Mentioned

Last week, there was speculation about what the Brooklyn Nets logo looked like, but most were pretty sure it was something like the one Jay Z wore on a t-shirt days earlier.

Here they are officially (the other is after the jump). The logos were designed by Jay Z himself using, according to the press release, the “black and white color palette of the old New York subway signage system.” The shield is homage to the previous Nets logo. Of course, the “B” refers to “Brooklyn.” A couple of other versions of the “B” available here.

There’s also the “Hello Brooklyn” marketing campaign we talked about last week. The homepage now has an intro video you can check out here.


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The Brooklyn Nets Have a New Logo

The Brooklyn Nets have sent out a news release announcing that the team’s new logo will be unveiled on Monday, April 30 during a press conference taking place across the street from the new Barclays Center. But it looks like an IT leaker and Jay Z, a team investor, may have already spilled the beans.

Jay Z appeared in concert wearing the t-shirt at left, which looks like the leaked image. But some say the image is doctored.

The team is also giving away hints on its homepage. You can catch a glimpse, along with the team hashtag, after the jump.

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Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lenox Hill Hospital Issue Statements About Blue Ivy Birth

The tale of the birthing of the Beyoncé/Jay-Z baby is the story that keeps on keeping on.

In today’s latest, we have the touching new song from Jay-Z, “Glory,” where he basically talks about how happy he is to be a dad. It’s the new “Isn’t She Lovely” with crying credits going to B.I.C. a.k.a. Blue Ivy Carter (the baby). #Glory is trending on Twitter.

Over the weekend, Blue Ivy was trending on Twitter. This was even before we were 100 percent sure that was the child’s name. Some reports had the baby’s name switched around.

The only thing keeping the Carter family from total Twitter domination is Tim Tebow’s touchdown pass.

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Maybach to be Discontinued; Hip Hop Will Move On

Daimler has announced that their high-end and highly exclusive Maybach car brand will be discontinued as of 2013. The car, which was relaunched in 2002 and hasn’t turned a profit since, has become a strain on the company, which will now focus its attentions on Mercedes and the competition between it and both BMW and Volkswagen’s Audi.

The starting price for a Maybach is about $375,000, which explains why only 200 of them were sold last year. According to The Wall Street Journal, the cars were re-introduced in order to compete with the Rolls Royce and Bentley, which were purchased by the rivals BMW and Volkswagen, respectively. The Maybach was first introduced in the 1920s.

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Rocawear Decides That Occupying All Streets Was a Bad Idea

People love Jay-Z and his Rocawear clothing brand. But people did not like the fact that they decided to co-opt the Occupy Wall Street movement to turn a quick buck on sales of a t-shirt. After appearing for sale on the Rocawear site, the offending garment has been removed.

The t-shirt, first seen on Hova in a photo with Russell Simmons, caused problems when the company revealed that none of the proceeds from the sales of the shirt would go to fund the movement. In a statement, Rocawear said, “Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.” Well now. At least they weren’t trying to spin it some way or another.

Both Animal NY and the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog say they’ve tried to contact Rocawear for a follow-up post-removal statement but haven’t gotten one.

Beyoncé Sidesteps Tabloid Speculation With Baby Announcement

Beyoncé stole the show at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards before the show even started. Her pregnancy announcement, made on the red carpet, was followed by a performance where her baby belly was on full display.

Besides an interview with Piers Morgan in June where she said she always thought she’d have a baby by the age of 30, there wasn’t a lot of ink spilled about whether she was pregnant (not that we saw anyway). This in a time when Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon and countless others take a tabloid cover each week with fake baby bump sightings and speculation.

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Jay-Z Beefs Up His Brand with Life + Times?

Jay-Z, who has always been associated with the luxe lifestyle, has launched a blog, Life + Times, that’s focused on lifestyle topics from cooking to sports to technology.

We grabbed the video above from the BlackBook blog, which praises the look of the site, although we found it a little confusing to navigate. But separately, is this a site that builds on the Jay-Z brand?

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Jay-Z Unveiling His Book One Page at a Time

Jay-Z made an appearance last night at the Delano South Beach hotel in Miami to promote his memoir Decoded, which will be released November 16.

At the event, he unveiled a page from the book as part of an online scavenger hunt. Participants are competing for the chance to go to a New Year’s Eve Jay-Z concert in Las Vegas.

According to Droga 5‘s creative chairman, David Droga, pages will be revealed in traditional as well as offbeat places, such as billboards and the bottom of a hotel pool, which you can see in the video above. Jay-Z’s explanation of his song “Most Kingz” is available via GalleyCat.

The promotion is part of a partnership with Bing, which, according to Daily Finance is also hoping to benefit mightily from the effort. According to numbers quoted from ComScore, 11.2 percent of total searches take place through Bing, versus 16.7 percent through Yahoo, and a whopping 66.1 percent through Google. This despite a big marketing push when it launched.