Posted in hiphop | music on February 7, 2012

Jay-Z w/ orchesta, Alicia Keys & Nas @ Carnegie Hall - 2/6
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Fans of disposable income -- earning it, spending it, rapping about it, listening to someone rap about it -- had much to cheer about during this concert, the highest-profile hip-hop show ever at Carnegie Hall.

And there was also the matter of the income disposal, or in this case, donation: this concert was the first of a pair (the second is Tuesday night) benefitting the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, the charity founded by Jay-Z and whose president and chief executive is his mother, Gloria Carter. Most tickets cost several hundred dollars; on the resale market, some were listed for more than $1,000. [NY Times]

Jay was backed by an orchestra "conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson (of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra), and also the Illadelphonics, an ensemble featuring Questlove of the Roots and the singer Bilal among others." Alicia Keys & Nas both both special guests. Beyonce was in the audience, but didn't perform.

Last night's show was the first of two. It happens again tonight (2/7). Yesterday the shows weren't sold out, but now it says "Limited Availability" for tonight's show at Carnegie Hall's site.

Some video clips and a pictures of the set list from last night (2/6), below...

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Jay-Z, Blu Ivy Carter B.I.C. - Glory First time ever Carnegie Hall NYC Fundraiser 1/6/12

‘Public Announcement’

‘Nas & Jay’

’99 Problems’

Jay-Z @ Carnegie Hall setlist (via Benjamin Lozovsky)
setlist

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Comments (32)

You can put lipstick on a pig ....

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:25 AM

Lol trying to as white as possible

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:27 AM

10:27- as opposed to trying to be as snarky as possible?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:33 AM

I don't get it. Why is there an orchestra?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:39 AM

10:27 - "How does it feel to be an independent, Schoenstein?"
10:33 - "How does it feel to be an asshole, Neidermeyer?"

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:43 AM

There's an orchestra because it's Carnegie Hall man. He's the first hip hop "artist" to play there, so he has to make it sound as little like hip hop as he can.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:44 AM

Look at all those white people

Posted by Derek | February 7, 2012 10:45 AM

Did everybody congratulate him on the birth of his little bitch yet?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 10:45 AM

I'm sure that all the recent mothers that had to be put into the cancer wing to recover while Beyonce had the entire maternity floor to herself sent lots of congratulations to him.

Like I said - a straight up bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:13 AM

Nas > Jay-Z

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:19 AM

The song titles in that set list sound like they've been penned by a special ed student.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:22 AM

"They should have never given you niggers money!" --Dave Chappelle

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:35 AM

11:19 is correct

NAS>>>>>>>>Jay-Z

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:37 AM

"Check out da wheels! Dey spinnin', niggah, dey spinnin'!" - Chris Rock

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:45 AM

1137 Is this argument relevant anymore now that they have both performed onstage together while fist-bumping?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 11:52 AM

Just watched that 99 video above --- it's embarrassing and horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:09 PM

I wonder what he'll tell his daughter when she finds out her dad wrote this classy little ditty:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/big-pimpin-lyrics-jayz.html

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:28 PM

^ If it payin fo her other, other Benz, then I spose she'll say it's aw'ite

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:36 PM

This must be Jay Z "giving back to the community", yeah?

Oh, no it's Jay Z trying to show how he's all 1% and all that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:38 PM

I got 99 problems, but Sabras hummus ain't one of 'em

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:39 PM

I'd like to see Robert Fripp get into a slap fight with Jay Z like in that scene from The Wrestler

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:41 PM

where was jz and byonce's kid during all this?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:42 PM

12:39- really shoehorned that meme in there, didn't you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 12:45 PM

"The song titles in that set list sound like they've been penned by a special ed student."

I laughed VERY hard at this.

Posted by AROX | February 7, 2012 1:05 PM

I was there, the acoustics were great. All of those videos are horrible, were probably recorded with a piece of shit phone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 1:08 PM

1:05- I will admit it. So did I.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 1:15 PM

What time did he go on? exactly at 730? just planning on what time I should show up.

Also any merch?

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 1:38 PM

12:45 I ain't posting here for your approval, little bitch

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 2:29 PM

he went onstage at 830, went offstage at 1025

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2012 3:28 PM

Feed the fucking Rich!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2012 8:07 AM

jay z is amazing

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 4:33 PM

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