With barely a week before President-elect Barack Obama is officially sworn into office, many of today’s biggest hip-hop stars including Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy and Common have all confirmed that they will all be celebrating the historic date at capital city’s Love nightclub.
For five consecutive days leading up to Obama’s inauguration, Love will be playing host to the visiting rappers. Starting on Friday (1/16) Jay-Z will kick off the festivities with his inaugural gala. The celebration continues on Saturday with the “BET Honors” ceremony hosted by Diddy. On Sunday T.I., Young Jeezy and Akon will be performing with DJ Cassidy and on the following day Chicago rapper Common will be hitting the stage.
On the actual day of the Obama’s swearing into office hip-hop veterans, Slick Rick, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh and DJ Kid Capri will be rocking the the crowd for aptly titled “Legends Ball” show.
General admission for each night ranges from $20 to $75 and all shows start at 8 p.m. Fans interested in buying tickets can visit Love’s website here.
In related news on the night before Obama’s inauguration, Jay will also be performing “In Concert on The Eve of Change “ at D.C.’s Warner Theater. The show, which is sponsored by Hov’s new business partners Live Nation, will feature a live band.– Elan Mancini