Jay-Z Produces Playoff Song for the Nets Featuring Young Gunz
of the Nets-Miami Heat first-round playoff series
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (April 26, 2005) – World-renown hip hop star, music executive and Nets part-owner Jay-Z has co-produced a playoff song for the Nets, along with Trackmasters Tone and Poke, which will debut during Game 3 of the Nets-Miami Heat first-round playoff series Thursday at the Continental Airlines Arena.
The Takeover is a remake of Jay-Z’s 2001 hit of the same name, which was featured on his CD “The Blueprint.”
The Takeover was recorded last week by Roc-a-fella Records recording artists Young Gunz, whose newest album is being released on May 24. The song will be used as the Nets’ anthem during the 2005 Playoffs, and is available as an exclusive download on www.njnets.com.
“We are thrilled that Jay-Z and Trackmasters Tone and Poke has devoted their time to producing a song that captures the excitement of Nets Playoff Basketball,” said Brett Yormark, the president and CEO of Nets Sports & Entertainment. “Our fans are going to love this and the atmosphere at the game is going to be off the charts.”