Jay-Z’s Iconic 1993 Lexus GS300 on Display in Brooklyn

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In Brooklyn, an enthralling exhibit unfolds at the Brooklyn Public Library, offering an intimate exploration of the life and legacy of none other than rapper Jay-Z.

Among the myriad treasures showcased, a particular standout steals the spotlight—an impeccably preserved 1993 Lexus GS300, immortalized in some of Jay-Z’s most iconic musical moments. A classy car that’s worth a look!

Cruisin’ With Jay-Z: The 1993 Lexus GS300

When visitors enter the exhibit, their eyes are immediately caught by the sleek lines of Jay-Z’s 1993 Lexus GS300. This oldie, associated so closely with the rapper’s story, is a time capsule of an age when Jay-Z used to be seen around 8th Street in his off-white Lexus.


The memory appeared in the lyrics about New York City on ‘Empire State of Mind’. This unique ride, which still belongs to Jay-Z himself, with its eternal white-over-beige color scheme and traditional chrome wheels, has appeared not only in the ‘Empire State of Mind’ video but also in Jay-Z ‘1996 video for ‘Can I Live’ from his Reasonable Doubt album.

The Book of HOV Exhibit: A Tribute to Jay-Z’s Legacy

The exhibit goes beyond the automobiles, forming part of a larger narrative titled The Book of HOV. It serves as a comprehensive tribute to Jay-Z’s unparalleled legacy, weaving together diverse elements that define his multifaceted career. From literary works that influenced him to photographs capturing pivotal moments, this exhibit provides a 360-degree view of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s cultural impact.

Located in the hallowed halls of the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch, the exhibit is a curated collection, ranging from personal items to artistic expressions, providing an authentic glimpse into the mind of an artist who has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Visit it in December and have a wonderful Jay-Z time!