Or explained, anyway. Caleb Mason, an (associate) law professor at Southwestern University went waaaaay deep into the books and cross referenced the actual events said to have taken place in Jay-Z‘s “99 Problems” with the Fourth Amendment. I KNOW! The report itself as a legal brief is rather mindblowing. Luckily for all you inquiring minds out there, the Saint Louis Law Journal saw fit to publish it (click to read or right-click to download). Seriously officer, please at least give this guy tenure, and thanks to The Grio for the headsup.
I got this photo at All Points West 2009. Beastie Boys were set to headline but Adam Yauch had just been diagnosed with cancer so they dropped out at the last minute and Jay-Z stepped up to bat. To honor MCA he came out with a blazing version of “No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn.” That opener was straight out of left field and seriously, I’m still kind of bursting with pride thinking of that moment. Check it out!