Even though today is Jay-Z‘s birthday, he’s the one giving his fans a special gift: releasing footage from a new documentary profiling the Barclays Center!

The 43-year-old rapper posted a video his site Life + Times, featuring Jay walking us through the creation process of the arena and where it was a year ago today.

After showing some workers where he grew up on 560 State Street from the building, Jay makes sure everything is running smoothly.

Not only does it preview the construction itself, but it also shows footage of Jay practicing for his 8 shows in the center, as well as traveling on the subway to his last concert.

Fans will be pleased to see Jigga giving us a new perspective into his world, as he becomes part of something he’s dreamed about for almost a decade.

Check out the video  to see Jay and the creation of the Barclays Center!