To mark the birthday of Shawn Carter yesterday (Dec 4th), more commonly known as Jay-Z, Life + Times released this documentary titled Where I’m From.
Taking viewers back to about a year before Jay-Z’s inaugural show at Barclays, the documentary outlines the impact of the center on Brooklyn, and the process behind the creation of the center. Gain new insight into Jay-Z’s offstage persona as he prepares mentally for his performances. Hear from insiders about their thoughts surrounding the marketing, concept, and execution of Jay-Z’s opening concert.
Watch portions of the arena being constructed, sound checks, backstage preparation, and Jay-Z’s infamous train ride to Barclays. Witness the masses of fans who flooded the newly constructed arena on the night of the first show plus live footage of the show itself. View the entire 24-minute production for yourself below.