Somewhere Big Third Avenue El is shaking his head in commiseration. Proposed total cuts in service to both the W and Z lines have New Yorkers understandably appalled, but leave it the New York Times to write the whimsical, “what will happen to Shawn Carter’s rap name now?” article. They even venture a replacement alias:
Jaz-O is somewhere right now shaking his head at being written out of history once again, but the point stands. In a few more years, “Jay-Z” will be about as meaningful a name to a Brooklyn teenager as “Bumpy Johnson” is to kids up in Harlem right now. Tribeca, where Jay-Z now does live (not sure about that whole rappers growing up in Chelsea thing) actually has multiple subway lines. Not that Jay takes any of them. Young Livery Cab, maybe.