July 20, 2023
Two floors of Jay-Z records, art and history.
Jay-Z is the focus of a new 40,000-square-foot installation in Brooklyn Public Library.
The Book of HOV, now open and expected to run until Autumn, has been created by Roc Nation to celebrate the life and work of Jay-Z.
Featuring unseen photography, art and ephemera from Jay-Z’s archives, the exhibition is an opportunity to see rare vinyl, the sculpture from the artwork of The Blueprint 3 and a full-scale recreation of Baseline Studios.
“One of Brooklyn’s most influential figures, JAY-Z has shaped and consistently redefined hip-hop, music and culture on a global scale,” explains the Brooklyn Public Library. “This free, immersive experience is one of the only installations of its scope to be housed in an active public space and features text, audio and curation by Roc Nation teams and partners”.
The Book of HOV: A celebration of the life and work of Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter is free to visit. Find out more here.