Singled Out: "The Pics I Took Created So Much Anticipation For The Games & Jay-Z"
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 12:15AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each Tuesday and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After DJ Drama told the story behind "So Many Girls," D. Chamberz breaks down his "Brooklyn Nets" music video.]
I actually did construction at the Barclays Center. My daytime job, before [rap], was actually me doing construction. I actually helped build the rest of that stadium.
On the record, you hear me talk about the inside. I took a couple pictures of the inside. The pictures I took created so much anticipation for the games to come and Jay-Z to do his actual show. Everybody that was actually involved with the stadium was putting more pressure on us and I came up with the first four bars while working at that stadium.
Then I went home, thought about it and was just watching it in my head. The idea of everybody anticipating the arena and thinking about the Brooklyn Nets. That idea of the Nets actually coming to Brooklyn and Jay-Z being the artist behind it and me coming from Coney Island and me actually being the first person who actually stepped on that floor and helped build it all went through my head.
I took a shot and I did it. I always try to think ahead of the game. I know nobody was thinking about it. A lot of people shot videos down there and it ain't have nothing to do with the game and it didn't have anything to do with the players or the people from Brooklyn. That's why I took advantage of that.
Brooklyn Rapper under soundbyte management and member of NYB. Star of Fuse's new reality series, Behind the Unsigned (premiering on 7/4/12 on Fuse.Tv ). D.Chamberz has also been seen at Hot 97?s Summer Jam, The Unexpected Victory Tour (Live @ BB Kings), and in the legendary Bronx Paradise Theater. His first single "Coney Island Warrior", off the upcoming Warrior Mentality Album, stayed on the top 20 for six weeks in national college market. His single "Only One" made headlines across plaforms like VIBE, WSHH, The Source, OnSmash, & URLTV last fall, and the video hit MTV shortly after (now in regular rotation). His latest single, "Back of the Club," with an epic Biggie sample has been in the top 10 on national college charts for four weeks, and earned a #1 spot for two of them. In July of 2011, according to online reports, the board of Coney Island, New York announced that they will erect statues of their famous residents, the first of which are D.Chamberz and Stephon Marbury. It is the first step in Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz' Coney Island renovation project. At press time, it was unclear when the stone statues would be unveiled.
Check out "Brooklyn Nets" below: