Jay-Z Carnegie Hall
February 6, 2012 by staff
Jay-Z Carnegie Hall, Jay-Z has seen it all and done it all — or so we thought. Just when it looked like there was no new ground for Hov to cover, the multiplatinum rap superstar announced he would be performing a pair of shows at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.
For the first time ever, Jay will hit the Carnegie Hall stage on Monday night (February 6), followed by a second show on Tuesday, and it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds from the privately sold premium-priced tickets will go to Jigga’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and the United Way in an effort to put low-income New York City students in a position to attend college.
When Hov first announced the concert dates back in December, he told MTV News that he wasn’t sure what the night would bring, but Jay-Z fans know the rap mogul often has a trick or two up his Maison Martin Margiela sleeves. Here are some things we hope to see:
“Glory” featuring B.I.C.
Two days after wife Beyoncé gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, Big Poppa Jay dropped “Glory,” a dedication track to daddy’s little girl. The Pharrell-produced track featured the “Streets Is Watching” rapper like we’ve never seen him as he rhymed about the joys of fatherhood. Hopefully, Jay will perform the track … and maybe even roll out Baby Blue in a stroller for her first public appearance? It would be an incredible, if highly unlikely moment.
“Crazy in Love,” “Déjà Vu,” “Upgrade U,” Jay and Queen B have no shortage of hit records to perform. Granted, Beyoncé is probably on some type of musical maternity leave (and deservedly so). But it sure would be nice to see B make her first post-birth appearance onstage and hand-in-hand with hubby Hov.
“N—as in Paris” — Multiple Times
People love Paris. While out on the Watch the Throne Tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West would perform their fan-favorite “N—as in Paris” multiple times each night. On the final stop in Vancouver, the duo rocked the song a record-breaking 11 times. So how many times will he rock the song at Carnegie Hall? “We have to do a rendition of ‘N—as in Paris’ in Carnegie Hall; it just has to go down,” Jay laughed back in December. “I ain’t think about that. That’ll be great.”
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