This is a young Jay photographed in Battery Park City, Downtown New York.
I picked the location because I knew Jay was aspirational and that he would one day own a Yacht like the one he’s posing in front.
The shots were for publicity and other use related to the release of his first album Reasonable doubt. He’s come along way and clearly entering fatherhood changes his perspective and focus. I think there are some bangers on this new Magna Carta album. My favorite atm is this one “oceans” white boat in heaven yachtin’ ocean 11.
Jay came and picked me up at my apartment on Avenue A and 7th street in his ‘white Lexus before he had a record deal’ asked me if I wasnt scurred living around so many freaks. This is 1995, L.E.S. pre gentrification, Somewhereinamerica