Last night (Feb. 6th), Jay-Z took over New York City’s famed, Carnegie Hall. Hov is no stranger to surprise guest appearances, and accompanying him for a portion of his set, was “NY State of Mind” co-star, Alicia Keys. But, the surprise guest was QB’s Finest, Nas, who performed a rendition of his classic version of the song, off his Illmatic Lp. Anytime you get two of the greatest MC’s of all time on stage together, it’s sure to be a classic moment in Hip-Hop. Both MC’s appeared in black tuxedos, to rock a packed house. In the first of two scheduled shows for Jay, one can only hope that there will be a repeat collaborative performance.
Not to be outdone, Blue Ivy Carter also made an appearance, in the form of Jay-Z’s “Glory,” which features Princess Carter. Fans sang along, as Hov’s jubilation from becoming a father for the first time was very evident, as he performed the ode to “daddy’s little girl.”
The concert will benefit the United Way of New York City as well as Hov’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. All tickets listed at $500 and above include a donation, while $1,250 tickets include access to an exclusive after-party held at Manhattan’s Hudson Hotel. $1,500 tickets will buy concert goers access to the show as well as an after-party at Jay’s newly renovated 40/40 Club.
Show number two will be held February 7, at 9:50 p.m. Check the videos for a look at what’s in store for the 2nd live performance.
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