27 Things Jay Z Did In The Early ’00s That He’d Never Do Now

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… the gift and the curse.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Early ’00s Hov was the BEST. He went from carrying the East Coast on his back to having pop culture in the palm of his hand.

 
 

Early '00s Hov was the BEST. He went from carrying the East Coast on his back to having pop culture in the palm of his hand.

 
 
 
 
 

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Remember when Jay said, “Hey! We wearin’ jerseys now y’all” without saying it?

 
 

Remember when Jay said,

 
 
 
 
 

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Everyone immediately hit up Dick’s, Champs, and wherever else a jersey could be purchased.

 
 

Everyone immediately hit up Dick's, Champs, and wherever else a jersey could be purchased.

 
 
 
 
 

Getty Images / Mark Mainz

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Do you remember the Jigga that got tired of the traditional hip-hop garb and literally said “Throw on a suit, get it tapered up”?

 
 

Do you remember the Jigga that got tired of the traditional hip-hop garb and literally said

 
 
 
 
 

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