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Hip Hop Entrepreneur and business man Jay Z is ready for the 2012-2013 NBA season as he twitpics a photo of his newly designed Brooklyn Nets.

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40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks presents a special early sneak peek at Red Hook Summer, the new Spike Lee Joint. In theaters everywhere this August.

Red Hook Summer is the latest in Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME), RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster–until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.

Chris Rock asked Spike Lee if he thought his film, ‘Red Hook Summer’ would have “blown up” if he was financed by a Hollywood studio and Spike Lee seized the opportunity to let him and everyone else know how he really felt:

“We never went to the studios with this film. I bought a camera and said we’re gonna do this muh fuggin’  film ourselves.[…]I didn’t need a motherf—–g studio telling me something about Red Hook! They know nothing about black people. Nothing. And they’re gonna give me notes about what a young 13-year-old black boy and girl do in Red Hook? F–k no!”

“So we need to film ourselves so we wouldn’t have any notes, because we feel there’s a motherf—–g audience for this film — excuse my profanity, my wife is looking at me like I’m crazy — but I don’t know what else we can do. We had to do it ourselves. We shot ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ for twelve days back in 1986. And when I waited for Universal to do the sequel to ‘Inside Man,’ my biggest endeavor, I couldn’t wait any longer! We had to do it ourselves!

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