Jay-Z Set to Tour the UK

jay_close2.jpgSemi-retired rapper and full-time record exec Jay-Z will kick off a five-date tour of the UK on September 21 with a show at the Manchester Arena. The rapper, who famously announced that his last LP, The Black Album, would be his final record, has not performed in the UK in over two years. The series of performances is being presented by MTV Base, which serves the United Kingdom and Ireland. In related news, Jay-Z will also be performing a special concert this Sunday (June 25) at Radio City Music Hall in NY to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut album, Reasonable Doubt.

  • MIC RICH

    I feel sorry for Roc-a-fella and Def Jam artist’s most of them are struggling already and what is their leader and president doing setting up his own tour when he is supposed to be retired why he ain’t setting up no Jeezy tour Ghostface tour.

  • Blogurl

    Five shows in six days ain’t hurting nobody. It’s not like business can’t be handled away from the office. Jeezy toured, still performing, and is supposed to be working on that new album…Ghost probably got dates and not showing up to them (The Roots show)lol…Oh well…AIGTS

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    IT’S SAD HOW JAY-Z always outshining his wack artist, PLEASE STOP THAT I’M RETIRED BULLSHIT already. i’m still waiting for my REDMAN, fuckn’ president, where the fuck is my REDMAN ALBUM????

  • StopHatin”

    Please! Please! Stop all of this bullshit on Jay-z. The man is just making money, so get mad at him if he make his own tour. The poeple want Jay-z so they got him. If you were in the same shoes you would do the same thing

  • Mister B

    He cant leave the game because it needs him…BUT He needs to get some New York Artist, matter of fact Brooklyn Artists

  • http://MYSPACE CRIMYGRIMY

    JAY Z OVERATED,ITS HARD TO BELEAVE ANY THING THIS GUY SAYS, HES AND INCREDIBLE RAPPER BUT ANYTHING HE SAYS ABOUT THE STREETS IS HARD TO BELEAVE I MEAN ANYBODYS WHO RITCH CAN PAY A BUM 50GS TO DO SOMEDIRTY WORK I MEAN WHO WOULDNT SHOOT CAM FOR 50GS IF THEY KNEW HIS WHERE ABOUTS, HE AINT DOING NOTHING IN THE STREETS HE AINT HOLDING DOWN MARCY PROJECTS NO MORE HES ONLY SHOUTIN UM OUT THATS IT,
    HES WITH BEYONCE COOL SHES HOT, BUT HES NOT GRIMY NO MORE AND WHEN YOUR NOT GRIMY YOU LOOSE YOUR FANS, HE HAS THE WOMEN FANS ON LOCK BECAUSE HES ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT LABLES AND SHIT BUT SO WHAT. LET IT BE DOGG STAY RETIRED BE A MAN OF YOUR WORD , YOU SHOULDNT HAVE SAID YOU WERE GOING TO RETIRE AND USE THAT WORD LIGHTLY.

  • SSABMUD1

    Why is JAY-Z setting a tour for UGK?

  • http://www.camronistrash.com vS

    Jay is the truth.

  • Shortylightskin

    I can’t say JayZ overrated, i just wathced that Fade to Black again,shit gave me chills,dudes body of work is unreal and u got COmmon talkin bout he was standin on his chair like he was a kid again,Ghost,Slick Rick,Qtip,MaryJ,all showed this nigga luv.EVERY producer wanna work with him he’s a bad mutherfucka, the game need him back.
    I gotta say though the funniest shit on that is when MEMPHIS WEEK said “after tonight im the King of NY” U might wanna make a bangin song (just one) to start out with Bleek!

  • LB

    this man is the hottest thing in rap. he smarter than the average nigga why u think he aint answer back to camron wack ass. o and by the way I wouldn’t say def jam doing bad with artists like jeezy, ricky ross, ludacris, etc.

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    HOLA AT YOU BOY

  • Gutta

    jay -z needs to resurrect ny like big did then i think there wouldnt be an arument as to who the better mc was..hov gettin on all these south tracks like thats wsup…if he cant be bring the east coast back then nobody can

  • LLlim

    haha cnt wait 4 that,thnk ill b at that manchester 1. if yaz h8 jay z so much y redin this article? plz post answers to “jay z about to tour uk”

  • d.a.

    Stop hatin Jay-z is the greatest rapper ever.He’s the only New York rapper doing anything to save hip hop.So until some other New York rapper steps their game up,STOP HATIN!!!

  • LLlim

    fukin fools

  • Me

    I’m speaking for myself only…not all ladies! Jay is NOT OVERATED. Women don’t like him because he talks about labels! I like him because he is a lyrical genius. I fell in love with him as a lyricist when I first heard Reasonable Doubt in 1996 (not knowing what he looked like or knowing anything about him. I rocked that joint all summer and I ain’t even from up top! I wasn’t really into rap but he opened my eyes to some stuff. I mean everybody loved B.I.G. and I rocked his joint the whole summer of 1995…everyday!!! We used to blaze, eat crabs and recite Biggie like that was all that mattered. Then came Jay…Jay-Z…Jigga…Jigga Man…HOVA, etc…The man is a genius! He’s a business man!. Not a businessman!!! It’s all about that paper. What’s wrong with him touring the UK…a week outta the office…so what. Stop hatin on that man…go back and listen to Reasonable Doubt and watch Fade to Black as I do at leat once a week and you remember why we all fell in love with him in the first place!!! Just my 2 cents!!!

  • SAY SOMETHING

    all of yall are dick heads yall dont know rap if you think JAy-z is nice he is cool with a hot flow thats it he spits average dont let def jam promotion make you believe he nice they should put some of that promo behind there artist cuz def jam is R&B jeezy is over and rick ross never started but hey yall are dicks any way

  • Ian

    Hopefully he gets the artist bug and does another album. It’s a shame because he’s not even trying to go hard on his latest guest spots ( De Ja Vu and Hustlin remix) and he’s still better than 95% of the rappers that’s doing it.

  • http://MYSPACE CRIMYGRIMY

    THE REASON THEY GOT THOSE ARTIST
    IS THEY TRYING TO GET THAT SOUTH
    MONEY, BUT THERES MORE EAST/WEST
    FANS THAT WILL BYE HOT SHIT FROM DEF JAM BUT AINT NOBODY HOT ENOUGH TO BY WE IN THE DROUGHT SEASONS MY NIGGAZ STAY STRONG DONT LOSE HOPE HIP HOP LIKE ANYTHING ELES HAS UPS AND DOWNS
    THE HIATIS THAT WE HAVING IS CAUSING ALOT OF MOTHER FUCKERS TO HATE ON THE SOUTH BECAUSE USALLY THERES ENOUGHT GOOD MUSIC TO NOT HATE ON THE SOUTH BUT RIGHT NOW EAST WEST IS STILL DOING IT JUST NOT AS HARD AS WHEN BOTH COSTS HAD A TON OF NIGGAZ RAPPIN AND IT DIDNT MATTER WHAT THEY WAS DOING DOWN SOUTH ITS JUST NOW WE POINT THE FINGER AT THEM BECAUSE THEY AINT LIVING UP TO THE STANDARD THAT WAS SET.

  • http://MYSPACE CRIMYGRIMY

    DONT GET IT TWISTED T.I AND SCARFACE
    LUDA,JEEZY NICE AS FUCK WITH THE HAND SKILLS THE BOYS ARE HOT, ITS JUST THEM OTHER BUSTERS.

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  • MoneyMakin’Mitch

    Jay iz the hottest rapper ever. He need an act from St. Louis though, with it being virtually an untapped market. I hear a kid named CHA$E is hot out there…I’m from AC(Atlantic City) and his manager gave me his demo and I haven’t took that shit out of the Range yet! Just a little insight if u listen 2 the people Jigga.

  • jonjon–23

    Jay Z is above average as a lyracist, but not in the class of a Tupac or Biggie. I think extensive promo and smart moves helped him the most. I am not hatin’ on him though because I think he is near genius in terms of promotion and reaching different markets.

  • Joey Joe

    jays da shit… i wish he would tour in the states again..

  • http://www.camronistrash.com vS

    Jay’s definitely in the class of Tupac and Biggie.

  • http://n/a.com bumbuklaat bad man

    jay z IS the shit next to big and pac. half these dudes are so wack he might as well save them the embarassment of selling 100,000 copies and struggling to go gold!! jay z will and always be the headliner, all these other muthafuckas can open up for him. and he doesn’t lip sync like all other rappers with 10 hypemen. jay has the rap game on life support!

  • paul curran

    i love jay z and im really excited hes coming to ireland. ive never saw him before, i saw kayne, fifty and eminem anlong with a few others. but im sure tis will blow them all out of the water

  • jonjon–23

    Jay Z is a good rapper but I still don’t look at him in the same class as Tupac or Biggie because he has never said anything to make me say “WOW!” and rewind his verse. When you listen to “Victory” on Puff’s album tell me you didn’t rewind Biggies verses over and over. When you listen to “Bomb First” on
    Tupac’s Makaveli album it get’s you in a zone. Jay Z has a somewhat unexciting flow–and voice. I’m not sayin’ he aint a good rapper…I just think he came out at the right time, and that if he wasn’t from New York he would not be hailed as one of the greatest–just good. I also think he is very bright when it comes to making moves and expanding his fan base. I really have gained a lot of respect for him recently, when he stopped supporting that racist Frederic Rouzaud and stopped carrying Cristal in his club. Most of the rich, white company owners think the way Rouzaud does; he just fucked up and voiced his thoughts. More blacks should follow Jay Z’s lead and stop giving these racist crackers free advertisement by rapping about their liqour, clothes, and jewelry in their songs.

  • loc718

    jay-z is the greatest rapper ever(sorry even over biggie who is my other favorite rapper and tupac a legend in his own rite) CEO of hip-hop brooklyn stand up!

  • KA$I LOKO

    UGHM JAY IS LYRICALLY A GENIUS WHEN HE TRIES! ALSO WEN HE DOESNT TRY HE STILL SOUNDS GOOD BECUZ OF HIS VOICE IF U DONT GET THIS BY NOW U SHOULD THROW AWAY ALL YOUR JAY CDS AWAY AND BUMP THE YING YANG TWINS.LOL.
    TRUE STORY

  • MAN LISTEN

    Fuck the UK

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    jay is hella uglyyyyyyyy.

  • LLlim

    haha fuk the uk fuk nob head

  • LLlim

    u#

  • jonjon–23

    Jay has an unexciting flow and tired voice. You niggas are just programmed cause he payed radio stations and magazines to suck his dick over the years.

  • the real beyonce

    okay,so everyones hatin on jay z, why?
    my manz been around for how long again??
    longer than some of us can remember.
    he’s a millionairre, HOTTT!!! and still in the game at 40!!!
    rate a brother man,i want some of that!
    luv u jigga!!!

  • BIGNAT

    MAN THIS NIGGA IS SELFISH HE STEEPED UP TO BE THE PREZ AND NOW HE SETTING UP A UK TOUR. THAM NIGGA MAKE YOUR COMPANY A COUPLE MILL LIKE WHAT HE IS MOST LIKELY GOING GET FOR DOING THAT TOUR.

  • 7u67irytiuejthejtggjh[etyjyu

    jay z is mint

  • tom g

    jay is gotta be the best mc of all time. nd he is acording to mtv. but i think that papoose will cum up soon a may take his place

  • 12gauge

    wow. for someone to even class gay z up with pac, thats funny that big lipped corny ass should have retired long before he did, only people bangin gay z are mainstream fruitcakes

  • Qustom Queen

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  • http://xxlmag.com H-Bomb

    Ya’ll know shit, me n ma niggas base to the south an we can dig Jay – Z an will be at the M.E.N fo real. My dogs never got that shit out their ride and ther bitches love it too. Ya’ll just hatin cos ya got no beats to kick on the streets ya dick!

  • Matt

    yo people
    woo! english tour i got my standing tix:D
    jay sed:
    mc2da: Who’s coming with you on the UK tour?
    Jay-Z: It’s a global tour. I hope to have The Roots on some dates and maybe Rihanna and Ne-Yo. We’ll see…

    woo there’s also rumours it cud be lupe
    i’d love to see rihanna n ne-yo there woo! i thought it may have been jeezy also but ahh well
    ne-yo n rihanna will do!

  • http://xxlmag.com Hymy

    Peep dis all ya’ll haters, the UK got love for Z too an as for Foxy, I can’t wait to c dat ass! Bring all ya finest hoes Z an show the UK wot’s up!
    Little note to ma man frilly filly who be watchin the show backstage – c u there dog, don’t forget the AK.

  • Kriss Kross

    wtf stfu everyone me and mac daddy are takin the game back, JD got us some bangin shit for beats and we gotz da ill rhymes we r cumin for the game and in 2007 y’all gonna be jumpin agen, expect me nigga like you expected jesus to come back, he didnt but we will….

  • sean carter

    JAY Z IS A WILL SMITH WANNABE!

  • jigga uk

    any one know what supporting acts are gunna be on the tour, hova

  • Pimpology

    This Nigga Still Rappin? Damn! Retire

  • samaka50

    The roca-fella website is saying that rihanna,ne-yo and rick ross will all be supporting on different dates of the world tour.Rihanna is doing the south african part,so it looks like it will be ne-yo or rick ross for the uk which is a shame.I heard that t.i could be doing a few shows which would be amazing.

  • Ripco

    sean carter Says:

    September 2nd, 2006 at 2:51 pm
    JAY Z IS A WILL SMITH WANNABE!

    and with that name, your a WHO WANNABE?

    PS I will be at Glasgow’s gig tomorrow and looking forward to it, blagging backstage would be nice.

  • Bongoflava

    I was at the DaresSalaam concert last night. Jay-Z rocked. Everyone wished that he performed longer.

    Jigga, your most welcome in Tanzania any time. But next time, we want you for at least 3 hours! ;)