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.