Just last month, Jay-Z and Beyonce made American history by purchasing the most expensive home ever in the state of California for $200M. Some Twitter users have been calling the property "ugly" and comparing it to a "prison," but nevertheless it's a huge step up from where Hov resided in the late '90s on 560 State Street. As the NY Post notes, the father of three was both selling drugs and making music at the time, but ultimately gave up the former for a very successful pursuit of the latter.
"I knew something wasn’t right about the things I was doing," Jay admitted while visiting the property in 2019. "My conscious was alive. So I just decided to let that street life go and just really focus on music. This is what I love to do. If I had my choice to be successful — to be successful in the street or be successful making music, it would be making music." After letting go of the toxicity in his life, the New Yorker quickly found himself blowing up and achieving all his dreams in the industry.
Jay-Z Spent His Younger Years on 560 State Street
His former residence, popularly known as "Stash Spot," has been listed for sale for $1.4 million. It's located in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighbourhood and boasts two levels. The main floor contains a living room, dining area, and powder room. Elsewhere you'll find a primary bedroom with a large, custom-designed closet, as well as a second room that could fit a bed or function as an office/nursery. Other amenities to be enjoyed by whoever foots the bill include the building's 6,000-square-foot shared courtyard, an outdoor kitchen, and a gas-fired barbecue pit.
Elsewhere in the news, Ne-Yo made an appearance on Shannon Sharpe's Club Shay Shay podcast earlier this week, at which time he revealed that Jay-Z still teases him about giving "Let Me Love You" away to Mario. Read more about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.