Jay-Z To Perform Benefit Concert At The Legendary Carnegie Hall
He's done it again. Jiggaman will be performing the first ever Hip-Hop concert at Carnegie Hall in February.
No Hip-Hop show has ever been held their in the building's 120 year existence.
The two shows will benefit The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and The United Way Of New York City and help children continue their education.
Hov started the The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation with his mother Gloria Carter in 2003.
To date, the foundation has awarded over 750 students with over $1.3 million dollars in scholarship funds.
Children from Jay's old Marcy stomping grounds and the NYC area have benefited from these scholarships as well as across the country.
About giving back, Jay-Z says,
“I'm a lucky person. My situation could have tuned out much difference, my story is an anomaly.”
Jay-Z's benefit concerts at Carnegie Hall will take place on February 6th, 2012 at 8 pm and on February 7th, 2012 at 9:30 pm. Private tickets go on sale on December 12th and can be purchased online at UnitedWayNYC.org or ShawnCarterSF.com. Tickets for the public will be available on January 30th at 11 am at CarnegieHall.org.