Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Respect The Architects: Random Acts Of Flyness: What Y.O.U. Know About A Very Young Hov, Truck Gold Jewelry x A Pair Of Air Jordan 4's? Nothing.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Say what Y.O.U. will about this man's rise to prominence in the rap game and his entirely questionable business relationships with former friends - partners and employees alike. It is your inalienable birthright to apply subjective reasoning wherever Y.O.U. see fit. However, what is NOT up for debate is whether or not one Shawn Corey Carter went from "corner boy" to corner office. Indeed he did. To that end, I would like to invite Y.O.U. to direct your attention to this vintage Polaroid© of a young Young Hov.

While on the set of Jaz-O's "Hawaiian Sophie", in 1-of-3 requisite "hood" snapshot poses (NOTE: The other 2 acceptable choices being standing with both arms folded and/or arms open pointing @ the camera. The curling of one's index finger towards the palm to fashion a gun came some time later ... lol.) Jay-Z shows off an impressive array of "slum gold" jewelry, what appears to be an O.G. O.cean P.acific® signature Hawaiian shirt (NOTE: Don't let Tupac's scathing remarks @ the end of "Hit 'Em Up" fool Y.O.U. ... Hawaiian shirts were the shit! Chill.) and the pièce de résistance, a crispy pair of original Air Jordan 4's.

Hey, I aint saying that Jay-Z was on the level of a Darryl "Kendu" Riley (E.ast N.ew Y.ork, Brooklyn) or a Puerto Rican Supreme (Fort Greene, Brooklyn), but If that aint a certified dope boy get up from the late 1980's I don't know what is ... lol. Respect the architects!

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