In Jay-Z's first extended video since he agreed to sell his interest in the Nets, he repped Brooklyn by wearing his Mitchell and Ness leather cap. The video, shown at halftime of Game 5, was a three-minute commercial for his new album, out next week in a special promotion with Samsung. Filmed in black and white (natch), the commercial showed Jay-Z working with his band on the music.
No word yet on whether Jay-Z has sold his interest in the Nets. With his budding sports agency business, the Brooklynite needs to sell out to avoid conflicts of interest.
Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Whammy (Bruce Reznick) were included in an NBA Finals fan appreciation commercial.