Sports! Sports! Sports!
Now that Jay-Z is starting a sports talent agency, it looks like he might have to offload his stake in the Brooklyn Nets if he wants to rep NBA players. HOVA no doubt has plenty of interested buyers knocking on his door, but the most public enthusiast is a familiar face from the New York tech scene: Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian.
SB Nation reports that the would-be President of the Internet expressed his interest in a recent TV appearance:
Crime and Punishment
What does it take to join the Illuminati, a secret society of power players that Internet conspiracy theorists believe are looking to take over the world?
Being super rich and famous helps–just look at Queen Beyonce, who supposedly flashed the Illuminati sign (a triangle) during her Super Bowl halftime performance. Other rumored illuminati members are Bey’s hubby Jay-Z and their child Blue Ivy, Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie and Adele. It’s an elite crew primarily comprised of music legends, so it’s no surprise that many aspiring musicians wish to ascend the Illuminati ranks. It’s highly discouraged, however, to shoot someone in order to do so.
Not all of us can afford luxurious yachts on which to sunbathe and drink Moet and count our jewels, no matter how hard we wish to be Captain Larry Ellison. But a new startup in Athens, Greece wants to help everyone feel like a glamorous seafarer, if only for a day.
Brooklyn We Go Hard
Good news! Even if you refuse to darken the door of the controversial near-future fever dream that is the Barclays Center, you can still catch the final of Jay-Z’s inaugural concerts at the venue.
The Daily News reports that the show will be live-streamed on Mr. Carter’s new “Life and Times” YouTube channel. The concert will serve as the launch of the channel and, according to the Daily News, “promises a lineup of ‘in depth lifestyle pieces’ based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.” Hopefully at some point one of those programs will address whether the man ever sleeps, or if he’s too busy fostering synergy among his many projects.
If Law and Order doesn’t provide you with sufficient insight into those who protect and serve our fine city, perhaps this Reddit thread can help. A user named 10-13 decided to initiate an “Ask Me Anything” post last night about his experience as a NYPD officer.
Perhaps because the Occupy Wall Street fervor has ebbed, or because 10-13 is a well-respected member of the r/NYC subreddit, the questions weren’t as pointed or aggressive as we anticipated. Maybe anonymous user names don’t automatically engender bad behavior, after all.
Rapping mogul Jay-Z has 99 problems but an uncharged cell phone is certainly not one of them. In January, Mr. Carter signed up to be a spokesperson for Duracell’s Powermat charging station, a sleek little square that charges your cell phone just by resting your phone on top of it. Now, Mashable reports that HOVA has outfitted his swank 40/40 Club with Powermats, which should satisfy the attendees of those startup parties 40/40 has been hosting.
According to Mashable, the sports bar and lounge is “outfitted with Powermat charging stations through the resin-top bar area, VIP lounges and the stadium style seating with a view of the 165-inch state-of-the-art video walls.”
We be big pimpin‘ spendin volts. Wired charging is a hard knock life–once you have your moment of clarity you’ll realize the only way to run this town is with money, cash and Powermats.
Okay, we’re done.
YuuZoo is a new mobile social network that’s driving hard into India, China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa, where mobile Internet is much more common than home Internet—so we’re not sure why the startup is partnering with rapper Maino for a fabulous social media party tomorrow at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club on West 25th St.
Whether or not this is part of Tumblr’s new “original content” plan or not, it sure is a boon to the social networking site: Beyonce and Jay-Z just debuted the much sought-after first pictures of their child, Blue Ivy Carter, to the world on Tumblr.