Don Bleek’s Recap: Jay-Z Takeover NYC For Special Concert At Carnegie Hall [With Pictures & Videos]

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Last night, Monday (February 6), I attended Jay-Z’s charity concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event was held to support the Shawn Carter Foundation’s and the United Way, which benefits low-income New York City-area students in a position to attend college. The concert was sold-out, over 36,000 people in the crowd. Jay-Z opened the show, wearing a white tuxedo jacket and black bow tie, performing “PSA” and “Thank You” backed by ?uestlove and the Illadelphonics. Jigga then introduced the orchestra’s female conductor and jumped right into “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love).”

Since the show took place in NYC, it was only right that Jigga brought out a couple of special guests. Alicia Keys and Nas joined him on stage for “N.Y. State of Mind” and “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That).” Throughout the evening tribute segments to Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Gil-Scott Heron, and the NY Giants were played and displayed on the main stage’s backdrop. Jigga also performed some of his most successful hits including, “Ain’t No N***a,” “Where I’m From,” “Roc Boys,” “I Just Wanna Love You,” “Big Pimpin” and “Encore.” Last night was a special moment. For the first time ever, Jigga performed “Glory,” a dedication track to his new-born daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Jigga ended the show by climbing up to the balcony and performing “Dead Presidents.” Tonight is the second and final show. Peep the pictures and videos below:

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.