Jay-Z Launches Empire Game For Facebook

Jay-Z is letting Facebook users get into an “Empire State of Mind” with the release of his new Empire game for the mammoth social media site.

Empire is currently in it’s BETA stage, but users can sign up for the game that allows players to experience the path Hova took from the Marcy Housing Projects in Brooklyn to the top of the rap world.

Empire takes you on a journey from the streets of Marcy Housing in Brooklyn to the hotspots of the rich and famous: from hustler, to entrepreneur, to business mogul,” the description on the press release said. “But, don’t forget friends and family, or your karma will suffer. Make the right choices and you can have it all: cash, bling, fame, street cred, and good karma”

The legendary rapper has been keeping busy recently after taking some time off for the birth of his child Blue Ivy.

Jay will be contributing to Pharrell’s upcoming book Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been, which documents Skateboard P’s travels around the world.

The book will also contain contributions from Ambra Medda, Nigo and Takashi Murakami.

Jay will hit the road again with Kanye West as they embark on their European leg of the Watch The Throne Tour in late May.

Hov was also in attendance last night (April 24) as his New Jersey Nets played their final game in Jersey before relocating next season to Brooklyn, the borough that birthed the God Emcee.—Nicholas Sella