The Blackout (Original Version)

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  • Published on Dec 15, 2013
  • In the summer of 2003, the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) in Harlem New York took the nation by storm, and put the world of streetball on notice. Bringing the biggeststars of Hip Hop, sports and politics together in one place. Highlighted by Hip Hop rivals Jay Z and Fat Joe along with their star studded teams, EBC was set to have the most anticipated championship in streetball history. Thousands filled the streetof Harlem, and with standing room at Rucker park the lights went out ,and never came back on. The largest blackout in U.S History crippled Manhattan and EBC Championship game. The Blackout sorts though the gossip,rumors and urban legends as it turns the lights back on at Rucker parkand retells the story of the biggest streetball game that never was.
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Comments • 211

  • GERALD BLACKWELL
    GERALD BLACKWELL 10 hours ago

    Comments bucked me up a lil. It was good, but not what the comments said......

  • Rob Townes
    Rob Townes Day ago

    Remember that disease that kid got from kris kross, jd braids 32:00, Clearly gives you the reason why he wasn't lying about being molested by jd sick ass

  • Rashon A Riddick

    just to say jay z team would won real shit

  • Aww Skit
    Aww Skit 2 days ago

    Jay went from Rucker to the NBA

  • Aaron Day
    Aaron Day 5 days ago

    Watch the whole vid and if you understand big picture you'll see another example of Jay Zs strategic supremacy. Love him or hate him he was a shit-hot strategist.

  • Jiren Broly
    Jiren Broly 17 days ago

    IF PAC was ALIVE he would've ASSEMBLED the BEST TEAM and ENTOURAGE the RUCKER has ever seen. JUST SAYING ...

  • Chrisv1965
    Chrisv1965 Month ago

    wow that was the best Basketball related doc ever.

  • Floyd steel
    Floyd steel Month ago

    He said we go in the same elevator and he don't even look at me anymore lmaoooooo

  • Gloria jordan
    Gloria jordan Month ago +2

    Corporate looked at it as money making, with their greedy asses, always want to make a dollar off our black talented people..πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯🀨

  • roknkawk
    roknkawk 2 months ago +1

    That's fucked up Jay. Shoulda played for the fans

  • Filly G
    Filly G 3 months ago

    12:14 that beat crazy...who knows from which track is that?

  • Bleek Cartier
    Bleek Cartier 3 months ago +3

    Ahhhhhh man I remember this summer... Ahhh I miss the type of time our city was on in the early 2000s...
    The Bronx ❀ NYC

  • Ilana Ali
    Ilana Ali 3 months ago +3

    What a coincidence.
    How its a black out but the radio station still works??? Hmmm interesting.
    All the black love and unity shut the city down

  • Ilana Ali
    Ilana Ali 3 months ago +18

    This is black history!!! We need to come together like this more often.
    I love to see black men having fun togetherβ€πŸ’›πŸ’š

  • Sergio Borini
    Sergio Borini 4 months ago +1

    Jamal Crawford, alley oop to himself and then throws up the Roc sign. Nasty!!!

  • Jose Adoewa
    Jose Adoewa 4 months ago +3

    Jordan never play on this court

  • Bryant Rodgers
    Bryant Rodgers 5 months ago

    Young Lebron 17:46

  • jewsworld
    jewsworld 5 months ago +1

    LAMAR ODOM WAS A PROBLEM,,,

  • Dre 82
    Dre 82 5 months ago

    I'm from the D my dad was born in 1960 gambler hustled on the court legend in his own right and that woman would have had to wait that game would have happened if he was jay lol no matter what rent and all on the line jay had his priorities but the game the hustle it would have went down sorry we travel some other time if PAC had been in jay position the game would have happen shout out to all the real ballers and hoopers this meant a lot to the kids, adults, etc hard knock life lol bull he cared only for him self Beyonce would have understood he's only for him self then and now period is the ROC lol

  • Out The Concrete
    Out The Concrete 5 months ago +6

    Jay-Z was on a yacht in St.Tropez with Beyonce πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚

  • ALL I C N
    ALL I C N 5 months ago +3

    WAKE UP BLACK PPL..BE CAREFUL ON WHO YOU GLORIFY!

  • ALL I C N
    ALL I C N 5 months ago +1

    JAY YOU WERE WRONG BRO...YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO BE THERE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS YOUπŸ’œ...IF IT WASNT FOR US YOU WOULDNT BE ON SOME YACHT...PERSONALLY THAT WAS SOME ILLUMINATI SHIT...WOW!..HOW MUCH DID THE SO CALLED ELITE PAY YOU TO PSYCHOLOGICALLY DISAPPOINT YOUR PEOPLE OR DID YOU DO IT FOR FREE?...THIS WAS JUST AN EXPERIMENT(PHYSCOLOGICAL WARFARE...WARGAMES)...KILLUMINATI...PEACE TO ALL THE GODS AND EARTHS *7)...JAY Z WEARING OUR FLAG IS A FRONT..ANOTHER PHSYCOLIGICAL MANUEVER...666 IS YOUR FLAG BECAUSE I C THAT YOUR DEALING WITH DEVILMENT

  • Keith Rogers
    Keith Rogers 5 months ago

    Lamar odom in his prime!!!!!!!! 20:50

  • gdc615
    gdc615 5 months ago +2

    My team didnt have to play to win a championship

    • Paul Wayne
      Paul Wayne 26 days ago

      Now Lean back πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

  • NellyBelle
    NellyBelle 5 months ago +2

    This was a great documentary!! I miss the basketball court era!!

  • Esmeralda Hernandez
    Esmeralda Hernandez 5 months ago +1

    46:52 β€œjay z had booked a vacation with his girl” .....tf ! DAAS BEYONCEEEEEE MA DUDEπŸ˜­πŸ˜‚

  • Judah Is Rising
    Judah Is Rising 7 months ago +1

    Boobie smooth is a foolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • JAyardie876
    JAyardie876 7 months ago +4

    I dont think people realize that this content right here is GOLD...decades to come they'll see and know "The Greatest Game that never was"

  • Sean Kloss
    Sean Kloss 7 months ago

    The realest

  • NYC 777
    NYC 777 7 months ago +3

    be proud that the people from the projects Uptown created this..

  • Deangelo Lemmons
    Deangelo Lemmons 8 months ago +5

    See these were the days! Rappers and ball players look like real Street dudes and were really from the hood. If something like this were to go on today, it'd be a bunch of so-called rappers who are from the suburbs with colorful hair, tattoos all over their face and bodies, and white girls all over the place. That s*** ain't Street or hip hop.

  • Deangelo Lemmons
    Deangelo Lemmons 8 months ago +3

    It's nice seeing all the rappers when they were young and in their Prime! Now they're all older, family men, rich, and not motivated.

  • Hassan Jumaa
    Hassan Jumaa 8 months ago +1

    This is very good for bring people together. I think this system still continue.

  • Ali Bozobozo
    Ali Bozobozo 9 months ago +1

    17:46 Lebron james on the left behind Jay z

    • James Fields
      James Fields 5 months ago

      I saw better games at the rucker pk. It was just bunch of stars...hype

  • DaddyDon
    DaddyDon 9 months ago

    When I flow, you hear more uwwwws than a skkip to my lu move at the rakas

  • rodney boswell
    rodney boswell 9 months ago +1

    HARLEM BABY!

  • multi150nyc
    multi150nyc 9 months ago +2

    Damn I remember the heat was unbearable that night of the infamous blackout. Harlem Uptown we were roasting in our apartment !! Never seen gridlock like that before in NYC.

    • Bleek Cartier
      Bleek Cartier 3 months ago +1

      Son we was fried out here in the Bronx 🀣🀣🀣 niggas was playing manhunt too

  • Jay Grant
    Jay Grant 9 months ago +16

    I was 14 yrs old when this was happening. Looking at this documentary, it really hit me how classic this situation could have been. A lot of stars was supposed to be involved in this game. And seeing how much Fat Joe wanted to play Jay-z's team really showed how serious he took this game. Looking at this video makes me mad at the fact that this game did not happen back in 2003.

  • Gus Kadare
    Gus Kadare 9 months ago

    If you can run these teams for a day, why can't you run the everyday?

  • DU0ZA
    DU0ZA 9 months ago +1

    the energy is crazy!

  • rasheed howe
    rasheed howe 9 months ago

    39:40 dude shooting dice πŸŽ²πŸŽ²πŸ‘‹πŸΎ in the background πŸ˜‚πŸ˜« straight hood shit.

  • KiN CAMELL
    KiN CAMELL 9 months ago

    Love

  • dennis grady
    dennis grady 9 months ago +5

    Great content. Need more of this. It's like all the great history is getting less and less accessible.

  • Jerome Jamison
    Jerome Jamison 9 months ago +2

    This like the best game that never happen.

  • lay mariachi
    lay mariachi 9 months ago +1

    This is legendary

  • Sheila Makena
    Sheila Makena 9 months ago +4

    23:32 RIP Colleek.

  • aircraft interiors
    aircraft interiors 9 months ago

    are there more movies or documentaries like this?

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott 9 months ago

    So they never played game ..
    Tf.πŸ™„....got me all invested in this good ass shitπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ got my mouth all watery for some hash...and aint got no damn hash ...this shit got me tight son 🀣🀣🀣r.i.p
    Alimoe thouπŸ™ŒπŸΏ

  • TheCosmo1672
    TheCosmo1672 9 months ago

    Drink champs brought me here

  • G-MO
    G-MO 9 months ago

    does this tournament still happen?

  • Druhye
    Druhye 9 months ago +6

    This is classic proud to say I was there at most of these games as a kid with my milk crate bottle of Henny and a Dutch woow the good old days πŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ€ at the Rucker 55th

  • Malik Brown
    Malik Brown 9 months ago

    at 17.46 you could see lebron o shit he was young

  • sweet jones
    sweet jones 10 months ago

    Hea in 2018 bih

  • Leon verses Noel
    Leon verses Noel 10 months ago +1

    The fashion πŸ‘€

  • Tallmon The Gamer
    Tallmon The Gamer 10 months ago +4

    Who's here to revisit to fat Joe story from the new drink champs lol

  • Action Jackson
    Action Jackson 10 months ago +2

    I was only about 10 at this time but I miss the early 2000s man. The 2nd best thing to the 90s in my opinionπŸ˜‚

    • Action Jackson
      Action Jackson 9 months ago

      Lordsincere1 that's a fact! Sometimes I wish I was born in early 80s or 70s just so I could experience it in first person

    • Lordsincere1
      Lordsincere1 9 months ago +1

      3rd best. The 80's. The Egyptian era of hip hop.

  • Bfyre
    Bfyre 10 months ago

    I tell ya this documentary was nothing like being there i remember being there, YOU WOKE UP IN THE MORNING HYPE FOR THIS SHIT, EVERYBODY FROM DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN OR COMING FROM BRONX OR BK, QUEENS OR STATEN ISLAND WOULD HAVE THAT D TRAIN PACKED READY FOPR THE GAMES AND THAT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

  • Ryan Norwood
    Ryan Norwood 10 months ago +3

    In history women always cause destruction if not for BeyoncΓ© the game would have been played smh! Jay had obligations to his women and had to bail out and if BeyoncΓ© was a real chick she would have said "no bae go play your game this trip can wait"

  • Bob M
    Bob M 10 months ago +2

    Guess that makes LeBron 3-7 in the finals

  • POLO
    POLO 11 months ago +4

    50 cent knew better to go down there for a game

    • Juanye Ward
      Juanye Ward 4 months ago

      no fat joe was beefing with him then

    • Bfyre
      Bfyre 10 months ago

      o yea 50 had tooo much heat on him with that murder inc shit lol wouldnt of been good. The fat joe beef didnt start yet until 2005 tho

    • POLO
      POLO 11 months ago

      So what’s ur point ?

    • new philmz
      new philmz 11 months ago +2

      Lebron was cool with 50 and G-Unit right before gettin with Jay-Z. Check out G-Unit Radio Pt. 3 hosted by Lebron in '03.

  • Whelli Wrebel
    Whelli Wrebel 11 months ago +1

    Fat joe sent mad shots to Jay z throughout this doc πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Whelli Wrebel
    Whelli Wrebel 11 months ago +1

    Go to 6:35 look at dude in the back practicing his post moves πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Cedric R
    Cedric R 11 months ago

    15:07 The Game - Dreams

  • new philmz
    new philmz Year ago +2

    "Never liked ball so to hell with the Rucker." - Fat Joe on "Flow Joe" 1993

    • new philmz
      new philmz 11 months ago +2

      "Now even PeeWee Kirkland couldn't imagine this, my team didn't have to play to win the championship."
      I learn new references all the time, sometimes things click after years of hearing the same line for years

    • DICK LONG
      DICK LONG 11 months ago +1

      new philmz
      You know what's funny... I'm 37 years old and been a hip hop fan my whole life and I just found out what he meant in those bars today. I saw a clip of this on Facebook about three hours ago and a guy shared this link. I always thought that Fat Joe was just talking shit but I did wondered for a second what he was talking about the Rucker for lol.

    • new philmz
      new philmz 11 months ago +1

      Yeah, he said it on that song. 10 years after he's all over the Rucker
      "Can't keep tellin' me to speak about the Rucker, matter of fact I don't wanna speak about the Rucker" - Fat Joe on Lean Back (2004)

    • DICK LONG
      DICK LONG 11 months ago +1

      new philmz
      LoL, he really said that? I never was a Fat Joe fan so I don't know any of his music.

  • Dj kilo
    Dj kilo Year ago

    LeBron at 17:46

  • Virgil Young
    Virgil Young Year ago

    7:41😭

  • Paul Puma
    Paul Puma Year ago

    2018

  • DJ Powerboy Allstar
    DJ Powerboy Allstar Year ago +1

    Jay team wouldve smoked joes team smh

    • Bfyre
      Bfyre 10 months ago +1

      agreed

  • Jordan Richardson
    Jordan Richardson Year ago +3

    NBA needs red white blue nets

  • Mike Lowery
    Mike Lowery Year ago +2

    LeBron at 16:56 with Jay Z....