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On Thursday Jay Z, Marcy Media, The Weinstein Company and Spike TV held a press conference in New York officially announcing their production of a Kalief Browder series and Richard Pryor biopic. He also spoke on police brutality and the upcoming election during the press conference.

Browder was arrested at 16 years old and was imprisoned on Rikers Island for three years without conviction, spending over 1000 days in solitary confinement with no set date for a trial. He was released in 2013, and took his own life two years later.

After reading The New Yorker’s landmark profile about his life, Jay Z arranged to meet Kalief Browder in 2014, inviting him to his Roc Nation office: “We met and I wanted to give him words of encouragement, that I’m proud of him for making it through, and to keep pushing.”

Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, holding his Goddaughter Christina, standing with her father DeHaven Jon Irby in 1990. Jay was the one who drove DeHaven to the hospital to visit his new daughter on the night she was born, which happened to fall on Valentine’s Day.

DeHaven Irby is a former childhood friend and drug-dealing associate of Jay-Z. They had known each other since they were nine years old, living on the same floor of the same building in the Marcy Projects - Jay lived in 5C and Irby lived in 5D. In early 1988 Hov moved to East Trenton to live with DeHaven at his Aunt’s house, promising his mother, Gloria Carter, that they would attend Trenton Central High School and stay out of trouble. But in the end neither graduated - instead choosing to spend their days hustling crack cocaine on the streets.

Jay and Irby were so successful in the drug game at the young age of 17 they would have at least $100,000 hidden under the mattress’ in their apartment, with this number increasing steadily over the weeks. Once when Jay was arrested for possession it was DeHaven’s mother who picked him up from the station, saying Jay was her son. Years later the pair would work alongside Emory ‘Crash’ (now ‘Vegas’) Jones on the streets when their operation expanded into Maryland and Virginia – someone who, unlike Irby, Hov still has in his inner circle as the Creative Director at Roc Nation.

The relationship went South when Irby was arrested and sent to jail for five years on a federal drug-conspiracy charge (that being the same case that sentenced Emory down for 12 years). According to him, the two spoke in early 1998 before he went upstate and Hov told him “Don’t worry man, I got you. You need some help? I got you.” Irby says Jay has not spoken to him since, possibly due to a belief Irby spoke to the Feds about him and his involvement in the drug game. Jay has of course referenced their relationship on wax, touching the subject on tracks such as ‘A Week Ago,’ ‘It Ain’t Personal,’ ‘December 4th,’ ‘No Hook,’ and ‘Black Republican.’ 

On Thursday Jay Z, Marcy Media, The Weinstein Company and Spike TV held a press conference in New York officially announcing their upcoming production, “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” which will air in January 2017. Hov was also announced as the executive-producer of the forthcoming Lee Daniels’ directed Richard Pryor biopic. He also spoke on police brutality and the upcoming election during the press conference.

Browder was arrested at 16 years old and was imprisoned on Rikers Island for three years without conviction, spending over 1000 days in solitary confinement with no set date for a trial. He was released in 2013, and sadly took his own life two years later.

After reading The New Yorker’s landmark profile about his life, Jay Z arranged to meet Kalief Browder in 2014, inviting him to his Roc Nation office: “We met and I wanted to give him words of encouragement, that I’m proud of him for making it through, and to keep pushing.”

On Thursday Jay Z, Marcy Media, The Weinstein Company and Spike TV held a press conference in New York officially announcing their upcoming production, “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” which will air in January 2017. Hov was also announced as the executive-producer of the forthcoming Lee Daniels’ directed Richard Pryor biopic. He also spoke on police brutality and the upcoming election during the press conference.

Browder was arrested at 16 years old and was imprisoned on Rikers Island for three years without conviction, spending over 1000 days in solitary confinement with no set date for a trial. He was released in 2013, and took his own life two years later.

After reading The New Yorker’s landmark profile about his life, Jay Z arranged to meet Kalief Browder in 2014, inviting him to his Roc Nation office: “We met and I wanted to give him words of encouragement, that I’m proud of him for making it through, and to keep pushing.”

When asked who would best continue President Obama’s criminal justice reforms Jay Z did not officially endorse a Presidential candidate, but spoke on choosing who will best move us forward. Safe to assume that will be Hillary Clinton, yes? He used a “car driving off a cliff” metaphor for our current election situation, alluding to the disaster that is Trump. Remember to register to vote fam! 

Looking along the tracks of the Broadway-Brooklyn Line.

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So there will be more when I'm not doing the dishes (shhh what chores???) but 1) Introduction for Jackie/Marcie bc of reasons!!!! <33333

It wasn’t often that MI-5 and MI-6 agents crossed paths. After all, the 00s were a more global operation, and the Spooks were bred as homebodies. But when Marcie’s latest mark crawled his way onto English shores, well… the agent reluctantly found herself within the walls of MI-5.

“Ah, Agent York, pleasure to finally have you with us.” Marcie smiled wanly at the higher-up that approached her with a hand outstretched; which she promptly ignored.

“Right. You’re not my partner, are you? I was told I’d be meeting a Major Giddings here. And trust me, I’ve had my research done, you’re not Giddings.” Her tone was clipped, angry as she stared the man down. This was not the way this meeting was supposed to go. She didn’t have time to play with bureaucrats, people’s lives were at stake.

“Yes, well, Major Giddings is not present at the moment. She is on-site at another pressing assignment. I’ve been assured that Major Giddings will join us presently for the debriefing if you’ll just come this way…”

Marcie turned on her heel without even waiting for the man to finish his sentence. She wasn’t going to waste time waiting for a partner who would so easily blow off a meeting with another agent. She’d just have to tell M that she would be working on the case alone.

As soon as she reached the front doors, she nearly ran into a redhead coming the other way, dragging along by a pair of handcuffs the very man Marcie had been trailing across the globe for months. The redhead raised an eyebrow at Marcie before jerking the mark forward.

“Agent York? I think I’ve found what you’ve been looking for.”

A grin slowly grew upon the 00 Agent’s face as she stepped forward and punched the man straight across the chin. She then looked up at Jackie and held out a hand.

“A pleasure to meet you, Major Giddings. You are more than welcome to call me Marcie.”

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Ommggg I would love it if you did!!! He’d just be all ~joyous smirk “what a golden opportunity”

Ohmygod. xD “Golden opportunity.” Auric u lil shit. I love it. <3

If he actually said that, Marcie’d probably totally break her ~mysterious ~sexy aura though and just start laughing. Because omg what a cheesy, terrible pun. How could she keep going like that?

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Actual Footage of Marcie and Jackie.