Posted in hiphop | music on July 13, 2014

Beyonce & Jay Z at MetLife (photos via @fechanx & @kareshots)
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The performance configurations switch seamlessly, with Jay disappearing through a trap door in the floor to make way for Beyoncé and her troupe of eight dancers. And they often support each other in ways we haven't heard before - not just when Beyoncé takes over the Justin Timberlake part of "Holy Grail" or the Mr. Hudson part in "Young Forever," but the way "If I Were a Boy" took on some of the heavy metal elements of "99 Problems" or the way "Love on Top" moved into The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" to better segue into Jay's "Izzo." [Newsday]
Beyonce and Jay Z brought their 'On the Run' tour to the NYC-area for two nights at MetLife Stadium this weekend (Friday, 7/11 and Saturday, 7/12). Their 46-song setlist included favorites from all over their careers like "No Church in the Wild," "Crazy In Love," "Flawless," "Hard Knock Life," "Tom Ford," "Countdown," "Izzo," "Single Ladies" and so many more. As the review above mentions, Beyonce took over Justin Timberlake's part in "Holy Grail" only a day after JT played that song himself in NYC. Check out a couple videos from night 1, along with the full setlist, below. Stay tuned for more footage from the tour in their upcoming HBO special.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Jay Z made another appearance in NYC when another Jay, Jay Electronica (who's signed to Jay Z's label), brought him out during his set at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. They played "Young Gifted & Black", "We Made It", "Shiny Suit Theory", and "P.S.A. (Public Service Announcement)." Videos of that (via MissInfo) below.


Beyoncé & Jay Z - Tom Ford / Run the World (Girls) (Live at MetLife Stadium) 7/11/14

Beyoncé & Jay Z - Big Pimpin' / Ring the Alarm / On to the Next One (Live at MetLife) 7/11/14

Jay Z and Jay Electronica at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest

Jay Z Joins Jay Electronica On Stage At The... by BKHipHopFestival

Jay Z and Jay Electronica Perform We Made It at... by BKHipHopFestival

Jay Z and Jay Electronica Perform PSA at... by BKHipHopFestival

'03 Bonnie & Clyde
Upgrade U
Crazy in Love
Show Me What You Got
Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
Tom Ford
Run the World
Bow Down/I Been On
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Naughty Girl
Big Pimpin'
Ring the Alarm
On to the Next One
Baby Boy
U Don't Know
No Church in the Wild
Drunk in Love
Public Service Announcement
Why Don't You Love Me?
Holy Grail
Beach Is Better
99 Problems
If I Were a Boy
Ex Factor
Song Cry
Love on Top
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
In Paris
Single Ladies
Hard Knock Life
Pretty Hurts
Part II (On the Run)
Young Forever
Lift Off



Comments (19)

It's a shame that Jay Z and Beyoncé take advantage of poor, uneducated people and entice them with concerts that cost $75 minimum. And those are for back row tickets in the top of a stadium. These less fortunate people should be buying books and food for their offspring.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 5:30 PM

It's a shame that so many people support a spineless Uncle Tom who after two people the same race of him are racially profiled at a department store he has a clothing line with decides to continue to do business with that department store (Barney's New York.)

I wonder how a 19-year old Jay Z would feel if he was followed out of a store? I'm pretty sure if he was 19, in that situation, and Ice T had a clothing line wih that store, Ice T would tell that store to eat a dick, cuz Ice T is a real person unlike Jay Z who is a fakeass.

Jay Z like Kayne West, Lil' Wayne are what I call McRap, really MCRAP.

Posted by D | July 13, 2014 7:30 PM

*the same race as he is

Posted by D | July 13, 2014 7:32 PM

Fuck you, you racist dickhead cuz I bet you don't lament all the poor white people who pay big bucks for an Emimen concert, especially when there are far more poor white people than black people (ya know from black people making up only about 12% of the general population.) It's only when a black rapper charges so much the race of his audience comes into play.

Posted by D | July 13, 2014 7:34 PM

funny thing is, is that 80% percent of the audience was middle class white people. you know african americans don't have any money 2 days away from the 15th, especially in NJ.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 8:14 PM

D mad.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 9:01 PM

Jay and Bey don't make music for black people. They make music for teens with rich parents. They make music for douchey stockbrokers who buy $400 bottles of Grey Goose in Meatpacking District clubs. But not for the ghetto. The ghetto isn't paying the mortgage on his TriBeCa loft. White people with money are.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 10:42 PM

^lol, mortgage

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2014 11:04 PM

Great show.

Posted by Mitchfork | July 13, 2014 11:39 PM

The stupid names those people call their tours nowdays! On The Run from whom? The IRS? The two big outlaws...
Not to mention that creep from hawaii's tour name, what's his face, bruno mars.

Posted by ME | July 14, 2014 3:40 AM

Dope musicianship.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 8:21 AM

Troll bait from Brooklyn vegan, they dont cover rock stadium shows, why cover this crap?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 9:35 AM

anyone else hear panda bear during one of the interludes?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 10:38 AM

These 2 are more insufferable than our dear current President, and that is a very high bar

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 10:44 AM

5:30- Try a little harder. Maybe you could be more paternalistic and racist. Laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 11:07 AM

Who gives a flying fuck about these people and they're forgettable dog shit tunes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 1:48 PM

3:40, what's wrong with "Moonshine Jungle" as a tour name?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 2:10 PM

lol "they're forgettable dog shit tunes" ftw

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 2:04 AM

the most low thing she ever made!! sometimes I really can't get that people
what is my use when you show me your body and your stupid dancing ?
at time I need and waiting for a good song with touching words and nice tone ?

Posted by Julianna | November 5, 2014 4:16 AM

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