Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Jay-Z was back in Brooklyn for two shows (Jan. 12 and 13) at Barclays Center and we considered it a homecoming! Jay-Z’s legacy at Barclays Center was commemorated with gifts that represent his journey in his personal life and career.
Barclays Center sought out Brooklyn artist One-9 to design a custom stained wooden piece for Jay-Z. The art piece is based on One-9’s signature chess piece collection. The original piece features neighborhoods in Brooklyn that have impacted the “life and times” of Jay-Z. The second gift for Jay-Z came on the heels of a Lorraine Schwartz designed, custom blue sapphire birthday piece we created for Blue Ivy Carter while Beyoncé was here last month.
Before his first show on Sunday, Jan. 12, Barclays Center gifted Jay-Z with a Lorraine Schwartz designed leather bracelet with two interlocking blue sapphire B’s, for Beyoncé and Blue Ivy, so that daddy and daughter can have matching jewelry. Jay-Z wore the bracelet on stage during his show in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.