Posted in music | tour dates on July 23, 2009

Jay-Z

Jay-Z has replaced the Beastie Boys as the headliner of the first night of All Points West in Jersey City (the dates is Friday, July 31).

This show will mark the U.S. festival debut of Jay-Z, who last year performed at a variety of overseas festivals including the U.K.'s Glastonbury, Denmark's Roskilde Festival, Norway's Hove Festival and the O2 Wireless Festival in London. In a review of a recent show, the LOS ANGELES TIMES' Ann Powers said, "Jay-Z shows are fun because the rapper is so adept at spinning liquid gold; his mouth is one of the most nimble in the genre's history, and he uses it to present thoughts that are sharp, funny and resonant" (July 4, 2009).

Grammy winner Jay-Z joins Tool (Saturday) and Coldplay (Sunday) as headliners of the three-day, multi-stage music and arts festival.

It's unfortunate that it went down like this, but I think this replacement more than fits the bill. Jay will go on after Yeah Yeah Yeahs who are the band that replaced the Beastie Boys at Lollapalooza. All Points West tickets are still on sale. Video from Jay-Z's infamous performance at Glastonbury in 2008, and the new APW poster (with full lineup), below...

All Points West

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Comments (64)

Hellllz YEAH!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:21 AM

o sick

Posted by dane | July 23, 2009 1:21 AM

Gotta say, given the deadline they had to get someone, Jay-Z is a pretty damn good fill-in.

Posted by Moose | July 23, 2009 1:24 AM

Fuck Jay-Z
Fuck The Nets
Fuck Marty Markowitz
Fuck Bruce Ratner
FUCK THE ATLANTIC YARDS!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:26 AM

Jaz-O shoulda

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:27 AM

Wow, this is pretty sick!

Posted by tremags | July 23, 2009 1:28 AM

I'm simultaneously impressed (huge name + perfect for the Beasties crowd) and depressed (Jay-Z sucks)

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:50 AM

Jay-Z does not suck! Take a listen to his Glastonbury set...

http://download112.mediafire.com/pzwjm0523nmg/dgmytxyvgyt/jayzglastonbury2008thefullset.zip

Posted by Kevin | July 23, 2009 2:14 AM

What's with the pink border? Is BV trying to paint Jay-Z as a homosexual?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 2:30 AM

WOW. Nice get. If I were going I'd be more excited for a Jay-Z set than I would have been for a Beasties set, as much as I love those guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 2:42 AM

good thing we know how Ann Powers feels about Jay-Z now

Posted by Patrick | July 23, 2009 3:00 AM

I got 99 problems but a thyroid tumor ain't one

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 3:30 AM

good thing we know how Patrick feels about Ann Powers now

Posted by Rick Pat | July 23, 2009 3:32 AM

also Beyonce will now be replacing Fleet Foxes

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 3:44 AM

That is great, C3 take note when trying to replace. the Beasties @ ACL

Last year after the White Stripes canceled ACL just moved the schedule around, they better get a replacement and take note from this move C3

Posted by TXn | July 23, 2009 5:32 AM

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Jay-Zzzzzz isn't selling out Friday night.

Very disappointing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 5:53 AM

wow that sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 7:41 AM

what do you get when you take three over the hill rappers and replace it with one over the hill rapper?

all points west, youre about 10 years late...why isnt the offspring headlining??

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 8:07 AM

The most important news for people who no longer want to go to this is that you CAN get refunds for Friday only. BV omitted that part of the article:

"ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL organizers would also like to extend their best wishes to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch as he undergoes treatment for throat cancer. As previously reported, Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their headlining appearance at APW's opening night (Friday, July 31)--as well as all other engagements--when Yauch was diagnosed as having a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland. For those requesting refunds based on this news, ticket refunds are available at point of purchase for Friday single day tickets only."

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 8:08 AM

This might have been exciting news about 10 years ago, oh well. Impressive recovery, though. Many folks will be excited about this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 8:24 AM

If Wavves hadn't had surgery, he'd be headlining.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 8:39 AM

Well at least I can leave early and get some extra sleep to enjoy the following two days.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 8:46 AM

is that yosemite on his shirt?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 8:48 AM

Just in case for those that are slightly curious..

(Yeah, I get it first responder douchey ...you're not slightly curious)

Jay -Z 's live show is an atypical hip hop performance closer to seeing a live band. I'm not really a Jay -Z fan , but I did catch him over at MSG a year or so ago and i must say ... amazing performance.

Full backing band (with horns) ..so no guy with a mic and dj/ type show.

If you are already there that day, I think you might enjoy sticking around for a few tunes. You may like it.

Burg

Posted by Burg | July 23, 2009 8:53 AM

have they still not published a lineup schedule for the 3 days??

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:16 AM

PERFECT!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:19 AM

He's also available for Bar Mitzvahs in case anyone is wondering.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:24 AM

major rofl at 8:39.

Posted by imkoreansowhat | July 23, 2009 9:24 AM

That's called an UPGRADE!!!!

I love the YYY's but if you gave me a choice between them and Jigga at Lolla I'd have to go with Jay.

Still not enough to convince me to put up with APW tho...

Posted by BTW | July 23, 2009 9:28 AM

...BTW not being there is enough to convince me to put up with APW.

Posted by FTW | July 23, 2009 9:38 AM

god jay-z is so ugly

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:39 AM

nice work

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:40 AM

Live band or not Jay Z is one of the worst most overrated rappers ever!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:46 AM

trolls fall back. this is going to be epic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:55 AM

Just read on Billboard that Jay-Z is playing with Lady Sov...I'm guessing to try for some indie cred even though she's already washed up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:55 AM

Brooklyn we go hard.Jay-Hova for Mayor!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 9:56 AM

Kosher

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 10:08 AM

"I got 99 problems but a thyroid tumor ain't one"

LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 10:09 AM

Nice!!! S-O-Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Posted by ppphilabuster | July 23, 2009 10:15 AM

Brace yourself for the main event
Y'all impatiently waiting
It's like an AIDS test, what's the results?
Not positive, who's the best? Pac, Nas and Big
Ain't no best, East, West, North, South, flossed out, greedy
I embrace y'all with napalm
Blows up, no guts, left chest, face gone
How could Nas be garbage?
Semi-autos at your cartilage
Burner at the side of your dome, come outta my throne
I got this, locked since '9-1
I am the truest, name a rapper that I ain't influenced
Gave y'all chapters but now I keep my eyes on the Judas
With Hawaiian Sophie fame, kept my name in his music
Check it

[Chorus]

[talking]
Ay yo, pass me the weed, pour my ashes out on these niggas man (no doubt)
Ay, y'all faggots, y'all kneel and kiss the fucking ring

[Chorus]

I've been fucked over, left for dead, dissed and forgotten
Luck ran out, they hoped that I'd be gone, stiff and rotten
Y'all just piss on me, shit on me, spit on my grave (uh)
Talk about me, laugh behind my back but in my face
Y'all some "well wishers," friendly acting, envy hiding snakes
With your hands out for my money, man, how much can I take?
When these streets keep calling, heard it when I was sleep
That this Gay-Z and Cockafella Records wanted beef
Started cocking up my weapon, slowly loading up this ammo
To explode it on a camel, and his soldiers, I can handle
This for dolo and it's manuscript, just sound stupid
When KRS already made an album called Blueprint
First, Biggie's ya man, then you got the nerve to say that you better than Big
Dick sucking lips, why not you let the late, great veteran live

[talking]
(I...will...not...lose)
"God's son" across the belly, I prove you lost already
The king is back, where my crown at?
(Ill...will) Ill Will rest in peace, let's do it niggas

[Chorus]

Y'all niggas deal with emotions like bitches
What's sad is I love you 'cause you're my brother
You traded your soul for riches
My child, I've watched you grow up to be famous
And now I smile like a proud dad, watching his only son that made it
You seem to be only concerned with dissing women
Were you abused as a child, scared to smile, they called you ugly?
Well life is hard, hug me, don't reject me
Or make records to disrespect me, blatent or indirectly
In '88 you was getting chased through your building
Calling my crib and I ain't even give you my numbers
All I did was gave you a style for you to run with
Smiling in my face, glad to break bread with the god
Wearing Jaz chains, no tecs, no cash, no cars
No jail bars Jigga, no pies, no case
Just Hawaiian shirts, hanging with little Chase
You a fan, a phony, a fake, a pussy, a Stan
I still whip your ass, you thirty-six in a karate class
You Tae-bo hoe, tryna' work it out, you tryna' get brolic?
Ask me if I'm tryna' kick knowledge
Nah, I'm tryna' kick the shit you need to learn though
That ether, that shit that make your soul burn slow
Is he Dame Diddy, Dame Daddy or Dame Dummy?
Oh, I get it, you Biggie and he's Puffy
Rockefeller died of AIDS, that was the end of his chapter
And that's the guy y'all chose to name your company after?
Put it together, I rock hoes, y'all rock fellas
And now y'all try to take my spot, fellas?
Philly's hot rock fellas, put you in a dry spot, fellas
In a pine box with nine shots from my glock, fellas
Foxy got you hot 'cause you kept your face in her puss
What you think, you getting girls now 'cause of your looks?
Ne-gro please
You no mustache having, with whiskers like a rat
Compared to Beans you wack
And your man stabbed Un and made you take the blame
You ass, went from Jaz to hanging with Caine, to Herb, to Big
And, Eminem murdered you on your own shit
You a dick-riding faggot, you love the attention
Queens niggas run you niggas, ask Russell Simmons
Ha, R-O-C get gunned up and clapped quick
J.J. Evans get gunned up and clapped quick
Your whole damn record label gunned up and clapped quick
Shawn Carter to Jay-Z, damn you on Jaz dick
So little shorty's getting gunned up and clapped quick
How much of Biggie's rhymes is gonna come out your fat lips?
Wanted to be on every last one of my classics
You pop shit, apologize, nigga, just ask Kiss

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 10:31 AM

whats my mothafuckin name

JIGGGGGA

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 10:45 AM

H
O
V
A

Going to be epic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 10:55 AM

9:16--not that I know of, but I haven't checked the site today. ACL, which is what, a month later? has already posted the schedule. It is a bit annoying.

I know 0 about Jay-Z and was looking forward to the BBs so I am bummed but half the fun of festivals is getting a chance to see people you wouldn't see otherwise, so....

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 10:56 AM

I just called my credit card company to get a refund, and the lady on the other end told me she couldn't give me one. When I told her it said on the festival website I was entitled to it, she said, "I've got 99 problems but your dispute ain't one." *click* wtf, Jay-Z fan at Bank of America?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 11:48 AM

anyone who describes Jay-Z as "epic" needs a fucking kick to the cunt

Posted by JT | July 23, 2009 12:04 PM

Vivian Girls > Jay-Z

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 12:06 PM

Music Snobbery > Brooklyn Vegan

Posted by Music Snobbery | July 23, 2009 12:20 PM

Viva paper towels *wet* > Vivian Girls

Posted by Kleen-X | July 23, 2009 12:20 PM

I heard Peggy Wang from the Pains of Being Pure At Heart is one of Jay-Z's back up dancers for the show. Should be sick.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 12:20 PM

Peggy Wang > Wang Chung

Posted by Peggy | July 23, 2009 12:26 PM

Wang Chung > Connie Chung

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 12:52 PM

@9:55. Jay-Z doesn't give a fuck about indie cred.

Jay Z is nasty. One of the best rappers of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:03 PM

Connie Chung > Connie Selleca

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:05 PM

Connie Chung > Chien Ming Wang

Posted by derek | July 23, 2009 1:36 PM

Connie Francis > Black Francis

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 1:48 PM

Me > you

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 2:07 PM

H > the izzo

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 2:13 PM

So many whiny bitches on this site...

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 3:37 PM

lotta brothers coming out to fuck with whitey.

Posted by al roker | July 23, 2009 3:49 PM

Black Francis > Francis Black

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2009 3:58 PM

francis black < frank black

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:04 PM

jay z is so fucking hot

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2009 12:05 PM

2 all points west friday tickets - JayZ live + ferry ($230)

Posted by Natalia | July 28, 2009 6:36 PM

jay z and puffy destroyed all that was good about hip hop.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 7:09 PM

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