Jay-Z to Perform September 11 Benefit Concert
Jay-Z is having a benefit concert on September 11 in New York City, the same day as the release of his The Blueprint 3 album. The concert will take place at Madison Square Garden and all proceeds will benefit a charity to support families of police and firemen fallen in the line of duty, the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Fans that can’t make the concert can catch it via a broadcast from Fuse music channel that day at 9 p.m.
“This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City,” stated Jigga. “We are asking everyone to ‘answer the call’ and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives in the line of duty. There is a true camaraderie and resiliency this city showed the world in 2001 and we continue that today by taking care of our own.”
In the meantime fans can satisfy their Blueprint 3 craving through two leaked songs from the album. While the album was rumored to be tightly sealed and hand delivered to prevent leaks, someone got a hold of two songs from the alleged final track list and gave them to the public. The first song features Drake and is titled “Off That.” Jay and Drake spit bars about welcoming in the new school and features Drake in the chorus saying, “Chasing the fame, we off that/ Oversized clothes and chains, we off that/ Ni**as still making it rain, we off that/ ‘Cause you can’t bring the future back.”
The second leak is “Reminder” and features Hov doing what he does best, rapping over a well produced beat. Coincidentally both songs are produced by Timbaland. How convenient. The Blueprint 3 also features production from Kanye West and No I.D.