JAY-Z’s life and work can be displayed in an enormous exhibition titled, Book Of HOV, by way of the summer season on the Brooklyn Public Library.
On Thursday (Jul. 13), The Book Of HOV was debuted to the general public which covers over 40,000-square-foot in six zones throughout the library’s Grand Army Plaza department.
Each zone shows never-before-seen pictures, uncommon memorabilia, and paintings of the legendary rapper. Among the fascinating options embrace a Jazz Grant-crated mural, uncommon ticket stubs, work, plaques, and extra, together with a precise duplicate of a recording room from Baseline Studios and JAY’s lyrics protecting the library’s constructing outdoors.
A pre-opening celebration was held the day before today that includes a star-studded checklist of attendees together with JAY-Z himself, his spouse Beyonce in addition to DJ Khaled, Babyface, Alicia Keys, Lil Uzi Vert, Kevin Liles, and Jason Tatum, amongst many others. Guests had been greeted by The Roc Boys band, orchestrated by Jay-Z’s engineer Young Guru, who performed a few of HOV’s classics throughout the Roc Nation-event.
“JAY-Z’s story is a uniquely Brooklyn story, and it’s a privilege to host this exhibit created as a labor of love by Roc Nation and the people who’ve known and worked with him over the years,” Brooklyn Public Library CEO Linda Johnson tells Rolling Stone.
She continues, “The Book of Hov and the limited-edition library card will attract new visitors to our branches, many of whom may not be familiar with the wide range of services we offer. Patrons can borrow vinyl records, musical instruments, sheet music, and even make their own music or podcast in our recording studio.”
Later that night, JAY-Z and his mom Gloria Carter held their Shawn Carter Foundation twentieth Anniversary Black Tie Gala at Pier 60. Billboard stories SCF raised $20 million which is able to help people who find themselves dealing with socioeconomic hardships to additional their schooling at postsecondary establishments. Guests included Beyonce, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill Miguel, Tinashe, A$AP Ferg, SAINt JHN, New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Fanatics founder Michael Rubin, and extra.
The Book Of HOV exhibition is open to most people for a month and can run by way of the summer season. Visitors can attend with out a library card.
More info and a preview of Book Of HOV exhibition could be considered here.