No one should be surprised that Jay-Z struck a deal for co-branded merchandise with the New York Yankees. Hova has been an unofficial pitchman for the Bronx Bombers for years now. Song after song Jigga man has been flirting with the “winningest” team in baseball and it’s about time they made their relationship official.
So to commemorate their union this edition of “Friday Five” is dedicated to the Top 5 Jay-Z Yankee references.
“Do It Again”
“Hat cocked/ can’t see his eyes/ who could it be? With that new blue Yankee On, who but me?
“Go Crazy” Remix
“More than a relief pitcher I’m a closer/ The Mariano of the Marriott/if money talks the whole world about to hear me out..”
“Empire State Of Mind”
“New York, New York / (I made you hot, n*gga) / Catch me at the X with OG at a Yankee game / Shit, I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can”
“Swagger Like Us”
“School of Hard knocks, I’m a grad/ and that all blue Yankee is my graduation cap“
“Put On Remix”
“I put on for my city/so when I’m dead and gone/ I got one last wish/Put my Yankee hat on.”