Jay-Z shown some birthday love by his hometown team.
Tomorrow (December 4th) is a big day for Jay-Z fans the world over, as the legendary rapper will celebrate his 48th birthday. In a year where the East Coast native has made a big comeback with his album 4:44, which has been nominated for multiple Grammys including Album of the Year, there might be a lot of pressure on those who are getting Jay a gift for his special day. After all, what do you get the man who seemingly has everything?
In the eyes of the Brooklyn Nets NBA franchise, the answer was a dope, multi-level birthday cake. Serving as an edible biography of sorts, the incredibly detailed dessert item was showcased in a social media video that was taken by Emory Jones, who works over at Roc Nation. Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark was behind the idea to get Hov the cake.
"Happy birthday to the big homie,” Jones said in the video. “The cake is amazing. This is how Nassau set it off already. Come on, man. Look at the detail in there.” The 360 dergee view that the footage provides only adds the impressiveness of the delicious creation, paying homage to all of Jay's work, including several moments from 4:44, such as the music video for "The Story of O.J.," a track that also scored the rapper a Grammy nod for Record of the Year.
If you're down with Jay-Z's latest album, check out some of the visuals that accompany the powerful tracks on that LP, including "Legacy" and "Smile." You can also listen to Jay open up about his marriage to Beyonce and what led to his infidelity here.