Posted in hiphop | music on September 29, 2012

Jay-Z

Jay-Z, trying to prove that Brooklyn is far from finished, just finished his first of eight sold out shows at the brand new Barclays Center (that, concerts aside, he has a huge economic stake in).

The first night at the new home of the Nets was mostly just Jay. He kept the special guests to a minimum apart from an encore appearance by Big Daddy Kane and a video tribute to Notorious B.I.G. earlier on. Check out the actual printed setlist from the Friday show, below...

Jay-Z

and before '99 Problems' he dropped this:

Seven more to go.

P.S. The photo at the top of this post is by Al Roker (true story!).

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Comments (60)

that's actually a pretty good setlist

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 12:47 AM

Dear Jay Z, thanks alot. I couldn't find any grape soda anywhere in Brooklyn tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:13 AM

They have metal detectors in the entrance and it took us forever just to get inside the venue. If I have the option I rather see a show at MSG and walk in right away. Will call lines looked terrible as well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:37 AM

secret show at 285 kent

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:22 AM

@1:37A

OH MAN YOU'RE TELLING ME THE LINES WERE TERRIBLE AT BARCLAYS CENTER FIRST NIGHT EVER?!!?!? GET OUTTA HERE

don't tell me you expected to just walk right in

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:30 AM

BV Losers,
Enough already. Way Way too much fucking coverage of this stupid show. Most people don't give a shit. If you went to see this show or are going to see it, consider yourself to be a prized jackass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:52 AM

The doormen confiscated my hummus at the door.
Yo Fuck That!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 3:35 AM

(INSERT ANGRY HIPSTER COMMENT HERE)

Posted by ANGRY HIPSTER | September 29, 2012 3:58 AM

( INSERT PITA TRIANGLE INTO HUMMUS PLATTER HERE )

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 5:37 AM

2:30AM I walked right in at Citi Field when it had first opened with a Paul McCartney concert and that had more than twice as many people. It's not about the first show. If they don't fix the problems, it will be a nightmare to get into any crowded event at Barclays.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 6:19 AM

Very classy. A billion-dollar bank, a borough with history, a new building christened with a half-wit. This talentless, fake thug brags about crime and greed and uses the N word every fifth syllable. It's a depressing display of the worst of Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 6:30 AM

Also, most of the concessions ran out of beer before the show even started

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 7:03 AM

I'm sure getting in to see Rush (also a sold out show) will be easy and quick Because you don't need metal detectors.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 7:07 AM

Terrible show. Conpletely underwhelming performance by jay-z. Energy was lackluster. It felt like a show at Izod Center or something, not a big event. Everyone after the show was puzzled by why it was such a bad product put out. Hell, the killers put on 20x the show he did last wk. And his shows w Kanye at MSG and eminem at Yankee stadium wiped up the floor with this- although kanye and eminem where both a ton more dynamic than he was. But then again, he was really bad with Phish in 03 - it was "okay" but way worse than when phish was out there alone. So maybe jay z just sucks live

I was really hoping that the Barclays Center would rival MSG and add another sic venue in NYC, but it wasnt even comparable.

Will never go back to Barclays if I have the chance to see the same act at MSG.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 8:14 AM

Yeah, I have to agree with 814. It was a poor performance. It was like something you would see at Wembley Stadium or Yankee Stadium. Where did he think he was playing at, MSG?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 8:35 AM

Eminem, Snoop Lion, Dr Dre, and Biz Markie are suppose to be his guests tonight, can't wait.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 8:37 AM

what time did jay go on?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 9:04 AM

2 am

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 9:33 AM

Attendance:

74% yuppie white people who bragged on Twitter that they often hang with black people

16% black people

6% Russian oligarchs and their Jersey Shore-ish kids

3% adorable harmless Asian thugs

1% Hummous chefs

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 10:11 AM

he went on at about 9:45

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 10:46 AM

Was grindin up on some Latina wit big boobs and she reaches back and toys with ma wang, shit was tight

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 11:10 AM

@ 10:11

Bravo! I laughed.

Posted by Funderburgh | September 29, 2012 11:23 AM

11:10 that latina was a guy just so you know.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 12:13 PM

For anyone that was there, what was the racial makeup of the audience? For a guy still making a career rapping about his time in the Marcy projects, I'm curious to know if anyone other than suburban white transplants could get/afford tickets.

I love that Jay-Z is the unofficial cheerleader to this development project with the most criminal corporate bank in the world, that reneged on its promise to include affordable housing and businesses in its deal, all for 1/15th of 1% ownership of the basketball team. Yet that asshole then goes on to criticize the Occupy movement.

I guess then if he is performing to an arena full of affluent, white condo owners, he does have the appropriate audience.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 12:36 PM

This site has turned into a racist rag

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:03 PM

@1:03 - the racist commenters think they're being funny/ironic, but obviously they're neither.

@8:37 - don't tell me you're buying into this snoop "lion" thing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:25 PM

12:36 is mad

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:39 PM

12:36, Jay knows where his bread/butter is. Selling hiphop to white people who think they're cool because they listen to black music, and are possibly friends with a black guy who they work with.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:42 PM

I agree with 12:36. Although non-affluent people of all colors should be able to afford to see him on one of the off nights where the demand isn't as high as opening night or a Saturday night, if they wait until the last minute on Stubhub, given that he's playing so many shows.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:46 PM

Basketball > angry political dorks

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 1:50 PM

1:25 buying into what? That is his name now, what do you call sean combs, puff daddy? Or do you still call Santigold, Santogold? Or do you still call Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens? Or do you still call Bob Dylan, Bob Zimmerman? Or do you still call David Bowie, Judy Garland?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:05 PM

do you still call frowhak, Ahmad? Do you still call Big Daddy Cain, Big Daddy Kane?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:13 PM

10:11 wins

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:22 PM

what time did Jay Z go on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:28 PM

9am

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 2:30 PM

Do you still call a robust hummus platter an mound of tan colored paste?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 3:14 PM

What's with all the Brooklyn hype from this guy? He's from Tribeca.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 3:23 PM

2:05 the clear winner

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 3:27 PM

Jay-Z may be from Brkln, but I think he represents Chelsea if ya know what I mean.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 6:46 PM

It is 730 and foo fighters have not gone on yet......

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 7:29 PM

lol white people

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 7:43 PM

foo fighters have been playing for 20 mins 7:29, you stupid motherfucker

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 7:55 PM

both this thread and the hoo-ha that's been made of THE FUCKING NETS are excruciatingly embarrassing

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 8:12 PM

Foo Fighters playing last song you dumb assholes

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 8:19 PM

Dave Grohl just left stage saying this is their last show because all you hipster assholes

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 8:21 PM

Yes, and I call Ice Cube "O'Shea" also, because stage names are retarded and we called him O'Shea in high school.

Posted by 1:25 | September 29, 2012 9:18 PM

Fuck David 'Seinfeld face' Grohl.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2012 12:12 AM

Jay z nite #2 - more tedious than the first. Boring and too long . No special guests.

Posted by Someone-working-all-8-nites | September 30, 2012 12:17 AM

12:12-go fuck yourself douchebag

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2012 12:20 AM

Nice one bro. Get to the top by going on. Jey nitee....

Posted by ingilizce tercume | September 30, 2012 7:57 AM

Last night was awesome with the guest he had. Rick Ross, Young Jezzy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Katy Perry

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2012 8:11 AM

Jack White only played for 2 mins last night at radio music hall
http://www.szsu.com/2012/09/30/jack-white-quits-nyc-concert-after-less-than-one-hour/

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2012 8:17 AM

Tonights special guest is Kitty Pryde!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2012 5:41 PM

Super, uwielbiam go.

Posted by tamcia | October 1, 2012 8:32 AM

Does Jay Z have an opening act? What time did he go on stage?

Posted by Jennifer | October 1, 2012 8:41 PM

FART

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 8:46 PM

Eminem, Snoop Lion, Dr Dre, and Biz Markie are suppose to be his guests tonight, can't wait.

Posted by Todd | November 4, 2012 12:36 AM

I'm laughing at the frowny baby in the picture and all of the people who take him and his band seriously.

Posted by Yahoo Registration | November 25, 2012 4:17 AM

jay-z rules.

Posted by mike | July 15, 2013 12:50 PM

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