"I Can Make a Yankee Hat More Famous than a Yankee Can"
August 31, 2010 Leave a comment
For the first time in his career, rap mogul Jay-Z is endorsing his beloved Yankees. Brooklyn-born Jay-Z teamed up with the NY Yankees to make the the Blueprint 3/Yankees clothing line, which will be available starting this week at Yankee Stadium. This is very exciting for New Yorkers who admire the man who said, “I can make a Yankee hate more famous than a Yankee can,” in Empire State of Mind. The clothing line promotes Mr. Carter’s “Blueprint 3” album while keeping the traditional Yankee colors of white and navy. Offering hoodies, t-shirts, and fitted caps, the limited edition collection is expected to sell out quickly. A close source made a call to Yankee Stadium to find out the collection will most likely be sold out by the time of the special concert at the new stadium featuring Jay-Z and Eminem this September.
Although Jay-Z is already connected to sports, being co-owner of the New Jersey Nets, this is his first venture with the Bronx Bombers. “Empire State of Mind” took New Yorkers by storm and became the un-official NY anthem after the performance between Jay-Z and Alicia Keys during the championship game this past year. Almost everyone I am acquainted with is a fan of both Jay-Z and the New York Yankees. I don’t think anyone will mind the home jersey that features S.Carter with the number 4, the same as Lou Gehrig. This is just another way Jay-Z shows his fans he stays faithful to New York.