The 2-bedroom condominium at 560 State St. within the Boerum Hill neighborhood is within the constructing eulogized by the rapper as his former “stash spot” in his 2009 hit “Empire State of Thoughts.”
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An condominium at a Brooklyn tackle made well-known by Jay-Z has hit the market, in accordance with an article within the New York Submit.
The 2-bedroom condominium at 560 State St. #3B within the Boerum Hill neighborhood — and within the constructing eulogized by the rapper as his former “stash spot” in his 2009 hit “Empire State of Thoughts” — is listed for $1.4 million, the article notes.
“I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicanos / Proper there up on Broadway, pull me again to that McDonald’s / Took it to my stash spot, 560 State Avenue / Catch me within the kitchen like a Simmons with them pastries,” the artist born Shawn Carter rapped alongside Alicia Keys within the chart-topping track.
Jay-Z lived within the condominium constructing between late 1996 and 1997, residing both in unit 10B or 10C. On the time, the constructing was residence to a group of Black artists and musicians.
Shifting from his residence neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant to the posh condominium constructing made the younger Jay-Z really feel like he had “made it,” he stated in a 2019 video of him revisiting the constructing.
He additionally stated that he shared the condominium along with his cousin, who he finally had a falling out with due to the drug offers he was concerned with, main Jay-Z to finally go away promoting medication behind and absolutely embrace music.
“However I knew one thing wasn’t proper concerning the issues I used to be doing,” he stated within the video. “My conscience was alive. So I simply determined to let that avenue life go and simply actually give attention to music. That is what I like to do. If I had my alternative to achieve success — to achieve success on the street or achieve success making music, it will be making music.”
“So let me deal with it like that and provides it my all,” he continued. “And once I did, it occurred just about straight away for me.”
He additionally famous that regardless of the outline in his track, he by no means truly used the tackle as a stash spot.
“It wasn’t truly a stash spot,” he stated. “However we have been doing all types of stuff right here that we shouldn’t have been doing.”
Jay-Z has come a great distance from his condominium overlooking the longer term web site of the Barclays Middle. Final week, he and Beyonce shelled out $200 million for his or her new oceanfront residence in Malibu — the costliest residence ever bought in California. He was additionally declared the most effective rapper of all time by Billboard in 2022 and have become the primary billionaire rapper in 2019.
Unit 3B at 560 State Avenue is described as a “sun-filled duplex” with an open ground plan and spacious lounge. Residents of the constructing enter by way of a standard courtyard which was designed by panorama architects, the itemizing description notes.
The unit final bought in 2017 for $1,016,000 after itemizing for $1,039,000, in accordance with StreetEasy.
The itemizing is held by Corcoran.
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