NEW YORK — The New York Yankees rolled down the Canyon of Heroes in the traditional World Series parade on Friday morning. The city is electric, basking in the glow of the team’s 27th World Championship. Along with the 2009 team — featuring Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, A.J. Burnett, Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia and Hideki Matsui — Bronx Bomber greats from previous Series-winning teams, such as Reggie Jackson and Chris Chambliss, were on hand. Even Jay-Z rode a float with Alex Rodriguez. Jay is just one of many New York City-bred musical stars — also including Lady Gaga, Fabolous and Q-Tip — who have been raving about the Yanks.
However, one New Yorker who couldn’t be in the city to see the parade is [artist id=”860639″]50 Cent[/artist]. He’s in Miami promoting his forthcoming Before I Self Destruct LP. Still, Fif gave kudos to the team the Steinbrenners built.
“It’s amazing,” 50 said Thursday in New York. “It feels good. That Yankee hat is almost the New York City symbol — it’s because the other teams don’t win for us. We need the Mets and Knicks to step it up. Hopefully we could get some new talent to the Knicks and get things moving.”
On Thursday night, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo capped a day of promoting the “Before I Self Destruct” film — which will be packaged with the album — at the AMC Kips Bay 15 Theater, where a screening was held. The Self Destruct album will be released digitally on Tuesday, while the physical copies arrive in stores on November 16.