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285 Kent is a landmark DIY venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA, and it had the best programming and concerts in the city, and therefore the world. We need this venue in a neighborhood that used to function as a scion of outsider culture, to remind newcomers that not everything used to be so polished, nor does it have to be. Jay Z and Beyonce should donate at least $1 million to pay the curators of the venue to stay open because god damn this place ruled. We can call it Club Roc Nation, no one is arguing against that. If Dame Dash can have a weird underground venue in Manhattan, there's no reason Hov and Bey shouldn't step in to retain this amazing space for cultural posterity. When 285 Kent reopens, Grimes should play a week-long residency during which Todd P has to do pushups the entire time sound is happening.

Letter to
Jay Z and Beyonce
Save 285 Kent