According to an unnamed source Jay-Z bought an original painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat for a whopping $4.5 million at Sotheby’s auction house last week.
The New York Post reports that Jay Z was revealed as the anonymous buyer who forked over millions for Basquiat’s 1982 painting ‘Mecca.’ ‘Mecca’ is a crude orange, black and white painting of the Empire State Building and its surroundings.
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Jay-Z has released a new Facebook game dubbed Empire. The hustler-turned-entrepreneur wants you to follow his steps in becoming a business mogul. Empire closely mimics the hip-hop star’s life from his time in the housing projects in Brooklyn to his eventual rise as global businessman.
“Make the right choices and the World belongs to you. Live the dream,” the game’s prompt reads.
In terms of gameplay, Empire follows the same routine and mechanics of most Facebook games. You have an energy bar in which you can perform tasks like engaging in rap battles, making a mix tape for street cred, getting a job for money, etc. In turn, these actions earn you experience, money, or fame which you can use to level up. Do it all right and you can end up living the high life in sunny Miami.
The game features several mini-games inside of it like rap battles or Cee-Lo, a dice game, but for the most part you’ll be using your energy to perform the goals given to you. As with most Facebook games, Empire encourages you to spend money on Facebook credits to complete goals quicker or gain more energy.
If you’re a fan of Jay-Z, inspired by his remarkable life journey, you may want to check out Empire, now available on Facebook. Read More
The teaser trailer for the book “The Rise and Fall of an Urban Empire” (available now at bigbossbooks.com). Trailer produced by Parliament Studios (parliamentstudios.com). Shot on Canon 5D Mark II