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Reds of Instagram: H to the Izzo

No, Jay-Z is not a member of the Cincinnati Reds. (Which is too bad, because if he were, then Beyoncé would probably be hanging around Great American Ball Park quite a bit.) And yes, I'm embedding a photo that I posted on my own Instagram feed.

Regardless, it's a very cool photo of a very young, baby-faced Shawn Carter gracing the cover—one of eight different cover versions, actually—of New York magazine in an old-school Cincinnati Reds cap, years before he would make a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can.

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