For under a million, you can own a little slice of rapper real estate history — namely, the Boerum Hill apartment that Jay Z used as a stash spot in the 1990s.
In “Empire State of Mind,” Jay Z references 560 State Street as his former crash pad, where he also may have stored drugs for “stacks on stacks on stacks” of money during his dealing days. Although he doesn’t mention the specific apartment number in the 2009 song, Global Grind reported in 2012 that his previous home was unit 10C, which is now on the market.
The two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom duplex measures 1,045 square feet, according to the Sotheby’s listing spotted by the Daily Mail.
Jay Z reportedly moved into the building in late 1996 or early 1997. In 2005, the townhouses were “repurposed” into 39 residences. The apartment has 10-foot ceilings, an open plan living/dining room, oak floors, washer/dryer and individually controlled heating and air conditioning system. Floor plan here:
The apartment is right by the Barclays Center, where Jay Z was the official opening act in 2012 — a momentous moment for Brooklyn. Much like, say, a modest apartment evolving from stash house to Sotheby’s listing. You’ve got to have dreams.