Jay-Z christened the $1 billion Barclays Center Friday night with so much Brooklyn pride that it seemed the answer to his question "Is Brooklyn in the house?" could burst the new arena's rusted-metal facade.
"This is a celebration of where I'm from," Jay-Z said, taking the stage shortly before 10 p.m.
Soon, he was launching into his hit "Brooklyn (Go Hard)," offering the first of...
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