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Jay Z was rocking the Geek Chic look last night at the Stadium. And while it’s hip to be a dork these days, remember this one, when Jay was Big Jaz’s wingman?

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 8, 2009 10:39 am


ya know who else remembers this? one Nasir Jones. And he won't ever let Sean Carter forget it.

2 Raf   ~  Oct 8, 2009 10:48 am

Yep, I remember seeing this on Video Music Box back in the day. First time I heard that type of sample used.

[1] And he shouldn't. I know I wouldn't let him forget :D

3 knuckles   ~  Oct 8, 2009 11:05 am

I think the broadcasting shortcomings last night were more egregious on the camera-work side of things. Twice, Jeter was running on the pitch and the Yankees were able to stay out of a DP, and both times we had no clue until they showed the infielder opting to throw to first. The cameras missed it, and the announcers didn’t bother to note it either. Really amateur, if you ask me.

They missed another opportunity in the top of the 6th, when the leadoff batter smoked a line drive that Jeter caught. They did a great job of showing his reaction- some of what I could lip-read was “Wow”, “That was fast”, and then to A-Rod, while pointing at the jumbotron, “Watch.” If Derek Jeter is animated enough to want to watch the replay of a screamer he just caught, and to tell his teammates to do the same, SHOW THE DAMN REPLAY TO THE TV AUDIENCE AS WELL! But TBS decided to go back to cramming more recaps of walk-off hits or some such down out throats.

Bottom line, they let the storylines they wanted to tell get in the way of the game being played behind them. Frustrating as hell, but I guess it’s nice to be able to complain about only these kinds of things after the first game of the postseason.

4 ms october   ~  Oct 8, 2009 12:04 pm

haha i remember that video

they used to show the documentary of reasonable doubt on vh1 soul a lot - big jaz is an interesting guy - and i still say sauce money killed it in bring it on
but anyway the geek chic thing is not a good look for jay

5 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 8, 2009 4:13 pm

Wowzers, I remember that video too! And I remember being as embarrassed by the style biting of Fresh Prince then as I am now. I can't imagine how Jay feels when he sees that, except "...the shyt I had to do to get here..."

But that doesn't beat this for egregious course correction in hip hop... (well, except Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers and MC Hammer becoming gangsta rappers, but that ended their careers, not began them... >;)

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