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Jay-Z: Rap’s Living Legend
Jay-Z is one of the biggest names in rap music having wracked up 13 number one albums, 19 Grammy awards and selling an astonishing 75 million records worldwide. His music a searing fusion of autobiographical rhymes fused with different styles of music like Eighties electropop, classic R&B , rock and roll and even Broadway showtunes. His foundational album Reasonable Doubt revealed his adolescence on the streets and showcased his remarkable lyrical dexterity. His album The Blueprint demonstrating his dominant place in rap with extravagant beats and rhyming mastery . In 2009 he signed a 10-year, $150 million contract with the promoter LiveNation.
Jay Z 2014
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Jay-Z and Beyonce did the On the Run Tour together between June 25 – August 5, 2014. The concerts were held in the United States, Canada and France. The tour was a huge success grossing over $100 million in the first 19 North American shows alone with attendance reaching the 850,000 mark.
Jay-Z recently appeared at the Global Citizen Fest 2014. Tickets were free with the proviso that fans would “share content about three main themes: vaccines, education and sanitation” with the goal of bringing wider attention to global poverty. Jay-Z sang “Young Forever” and “Holy Grail.” His wife Beyonce made a surprise appearance helping him through the songs.
The buzz at the moment is that Beyonce and Jay-Z are working on a new album together. The album is due late 2014 or early in 2015.
Jay-Z’s Concert Dates in 2014
There are currently no concert dates. When there are I’ll update this page and make it known on the main page of my site.
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Flashback to 2009
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind