On Friday, Jay-Z will officially open the doors to Brooklyn’s brand-new Barclays Center, but before Hov christens New York’s new entertainment arena with a whopping eight shows, “RapFix Live” will get the keys early. On Wednesday, MTV News’ Sway will take fans inside the house that Hovie built for an exclusive sneak peek.
Brooklyn Nets ballers Brook Lopez and MarShon Brooks will appear in the special episode of “RapFix Live” as we give our dedicated viewers the grand tour, but that’s not all. Lupe Fiasco, Juicy J and Jay-Z’s nephew, Mel Carter, are also set to appear.
On September 19, the younger Carter dropped Popular Stranger, a 15-track mixtape that he hopes will set him up as a mainstay in rap. With some clever wordplay and a fluid delivery, the MC seems to have a bright future. Now, the youngster will have the chance to chop it up with Sway and spit a verse or two.
That’s not all, though. Lupe Fiasco will also make an appearance, returning to the show to break down his brand-new record, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt.1 Lupe’s fourth album, which he released on Tuesday (September 25), is spearheaded by the singles “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” and “Bitch Bad” and marks the return of one of rap’s most powerful voices.
If that isn’t enough for you, rap veteran and Three Six Mafia member Juicy J will also appear to talk about his upcoming debut solo album, which he’s recording alongside Wiz Khalifa and Dr. Luke. You’re not going to want to miss this.
Catch your exclusive first look at the Barclays Center when “RapFix Live” invades the home of the Brooklyn Nets, with appearances by Lupe Fiasco, Juicy J, Mel Carter and more on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on RapFix.MTV.com. Be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive!