Jay-Z Partners With the Yankees to Release Limited Edition Apparrel

In his hit song, “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z famously said that he made “the Yankee hat more famous than than a Yankee can.”  While that comment was most likely said in jest, the hip-hop mogul ironically announced that he partnered with the baseball team to throw his logo on their famed cap, along with an assortment of their clothing items including t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts.

According to The Huffington Post, the gear will go on sale next week, exclusively at Yankee Stadium, and will only be available until September 14.

The partnership is in honor of Jay’s upcoming concert dates at the Bronx Bombers headquarters on September 13 and 14 with Eminem. As previously reported, Hov and Em will be headlining four dates with Slim Shady for their Home and Home tour next month. The other two concerts will take place at Detroit’s Comerica Park on September 3 and 4.

In related news, Jay is currently preparing to drop his first book, Decoded. The 336-page tome will feature interviews with the rap legend’s loved ones, a memoir and detailed explanations behind some of his favorite songs. On November 15, one day before the book hits stores, the Brooklyn-bred lyricist will come to the New York Public Library to discuss Decoded. —Elan Mancini

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  • Sha

    Damn! Jigga stay on that paper chase. Props.

    • C Billy

      Off course he stays on top of his paper. That’s the deal he made with d.evils! as long as he hold his end of the (evil) bargain…deals like that will come. He won’t have to fight for the ragz to riches way. so think about that when jayzilluminati be on that forbes list in 2011.

  • yo

    dis nigu jay b da luminate how can ne bode trus dis nigu? he woshep da fucken devel.

  • quest hate

    how can anybody trust YOU, you can’t even read nigga! Fuck out of here.. smfh at illiterate niggas talking about shit way beyond their comprehension duces.

    • smh

      u hatin ass nigga

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    Jay stay making paper, but IMO I think he should have started that when the single got big and coincided it with that.

    And is it just me, or has the comments’ sections here @ XXL gotten real coonified??? Like World Star Hip Hop coontastic proportions?

    • lol

      faggot nigga

  • ^tee hee

    coonified,sounds like a squidbillies word

  • aye

    dont nobody like this nigga

  • Chipmunkm0th3rfuck3r

    Don’t call eachother nigga! That’s made up by the white devil to suppress us.

    • u a ho

      shut up bitch nigga

  • Anonymous

    FUK U JiggaMAN……………?

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    this dude stay winning. tips my hat to jay