Jay-Z lyrics cover Brooklyn Public Library’s facade

The Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza has been fitted with a massive display of Jay-Z lyrics across its facade. The newsprint-inspired black text over a white background includes quotes from Jay-Z classics “Encore,” “Hovi Baby,” “Justify My Thug,” “Sweet,” “Smile,” and more, spanning the entire front face of the building. See more pictures below.

The library is closed today (7/13) “in preparation for a special event,” which a source tells Hell Gate is “an exhibition dedicated to Jay-Z, which includes a replica of Baseline Studios.” There’s also an exclusive opening party tonight starting at 6pm, according to Hell Gate‘s source, but further details aren’t currently known.

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