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Live in the Brooklyn Building Where Jay Z Once Resided

A Boerem Hill duplex at 560 State St., rapper Jay Z's address in the late 1990s, is currently on the market.

Photo by: Zillow A duplex condo is on sale at 560 State St., a former abode of Jay Z that was made famous in "Empire State of Mind."

If you've listened to Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind" as much as we have, you're probably familiar with one particular lyric:

"I used to cop in Harlem, all of my Dominicanos
Right there up on Broadway, pull me back to that McDonald's
Took it to my stash spot, 560 State Street.
Catch me in the kitchen like a Simmons with them pastries."

Thanks to the hawk eyes over at Curbed, we've learned that one of the apartments at Jay Z's old 560 State St. stash house is currently on the market for $799,000. The Boerem Hill duplex is bright and modern, with two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and 1,085 square feet. Near the corner of Flatbush Avenue, it's just steps away from a major subway transit hub — 10 subway lines and the LIRR — and only a minute from Barclays Center, as well.

As one might suspect, the current 560 State St. — a new development — is nothing like the 560 State St. that Jay Z knew when he lived there in the late 1990s. If you're curious about the building's history, Vulture tracked down some of his old neighbors and learned that the building used to be "an enclave for black artists," including a yet-to-be-famous Jay Z.


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