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Nets Minority Owner Jay-Z Raps About The Nets Sucking


Yesterday, Jay-Z and Kanye West released an album together called Watch the Throne. It’s pretty good, even though Jay-Z used to rap about cool things, like the perils of being a drug dealer, and now spends his time talking about all of the tasteful art he’s collecting. But I digress.

On the album’s second track, “N*ggas in Paris,” Jay-Z begins by discussing just how little he gives a shit. He is so perfectly content with the world, in fact, that the team that he owns a minority stake in, the New Jersey Nets, could lose every single game they play next season and he would still not give a shit.

Ball so hard, this s–t crazy, y’all know that don’t s–t phase me
The Nets could go 0 for 82 and I look at you like this s–t gravy

It should be noted that SB Nation’s Tom Ziller has a slightly different interpretation of these lyrics: he thinks this is a reference to the lockout. In other words, if all 82 games of the NBA season were lost (0-82), and Jay-Z incurred operating losses because a team he owns isn’t playing, he would not bat an eyelash.

In my opinion, though, Jay-Z is talking about the Nets literally losing every game they play next season. He’s lived in the tri-state area long enough to know that it’s a distinct possibility.


  • Sean Carter

    You’re a moron, aaaaaand you should know that he’s talking about the lockout and possibly their 12 win season which is behind them now with an all-star point guard, a potential all-star center and a move to Brooklyn which will bring them to prominence. Jay-Z has no reason to put-down the team he partially owns, especially during the off-season you retard. It’s no wonder I’ve never heard of this website, because it’s shit and the writing is shit. Great article.


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