Jay-Z At Carnegie Hall: Five Things We Want To See

Jay-Z At Carnegie Hall: Five Things We Want To See
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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.

Beyoncé 


“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.”

Rap Guests

Jay has a ton of rap friends. From Big Daddy Kane to Kanye West, Hova’s list of hip-hop collaborators is as long as his paper — maybe longer. Will he bring out the LOX for “Reservoir Dogs,” Eminem for “Renegade” or Nas for “Black Republican”? You never know with Hov.

New Material

During our December interview with Jay, the God MC hinted that 2012 would bring a new solo album for him and possibly another from the Throne. It’s still early in the year, but how cool would it be for Jay to debut some fresh material for the Carnegie audience? It’s for charity after all!

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