Promoter Talks Upcoming Jay-Z Performance at All Points West

Jay-Z has been confirmed to headline the All Points West Music and Arts Festival as The Beastie Boys’s last minute replacement.

Hov was tapped for the three-day concert Wednesday (July 22)  night, after the Beasties were forced to cancel on Monday due to necessary treatment for group member Adam “MCA” Yauch’s throat cancer.

“Finding someone to help fill the shoes for Beastie Boys is hard,” Paul Tollett, president of concert promotion company Goldenvoice, told XXLMag.com. “There’s so many songs they’ve got,  I thought instantly—the dream would be to have Jay-Z.”

The Brooklyn rapper made the dream come true, confirming in only a day and a half. He will close day one of the eclectic music festival on Friday (July 31), at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. Q-Tip, the Pharcyde and a reunited Organized Konfusion are also on the bill for the night.

“[Jay-Z] hasn’t really headlined these festivals in America…but in Europe, he’s been kind of ruling these festivals,” Tollett said. “I think Jay-Z’s really going to raise the bar on this.”

The Cool Kids and Kool Keith perform Saturday night. Fans can purchase tickets here. –John Kennedy

  • Ikeberg $lim

    I would love to see Kool Keiths crazy ass in concert

  • http://www.myspace.com/gqnaija Darq

    Yo!
    Well…i think Jay-Z’s not only ruling them concerts…i think he’s ruling the rap game.He’s about the nicest on the mic right now.
    I pray MCA gets better…The Beastie Boys are okay…

    Word from Nigeria.

  • John Cauner

    Crazy, I’m listening to Kool Keith right now…

  • yoprince

    will be in attendance

  • nujerz

    Jay-z Comes to Jersey City and I won’t be there smh that sucks.

  • BeerGangsta

    Is this why J shot Dame to the curve. To get all the attention and make the money by hisself without sharing. Somethimes you got to do whats best for you. Fuck who disagree!

  • El Eme Ge

    Ya Crazy Jay Hella Wack This Dood Is Illuminati He’ll Never Be A Legened Like Pac Or Fat A$$ Biggie

  • $ykotic

    No hatred.

    I would’ve rather seen the Beasties. Their live game is serious.

    But I noticed:

    ORGANIZED KONFUSION???? HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!

    • Silly Willy

      For the Osheaga festival, in Mtl, which I intend to go to, the Beasties were headlining but I kinda hoped for something like this because,……well the next in line after them is The Roots, so I kinda hoped they had more room !!!

      I don’t think the promoters could pull a Tollett on that, though.

      Beasties’ live game is dope, but I’ll take The Roots over them any day of the week.

      • $ykotic

        “Beasties’ live game is dope, but I’ll take The Roots over them any day of the week.”

        And you ain’t lying, man!

  • http://xxlmag.com Wyzard of Hop

    Jay-Z rules, he is my favorite (LI*VING) rapper. What do you ppl think? I mean who has had a run like that – and even if they its still rare. He has had like l1 album and they ALL were certified bangers. I mean Kingdom Come got some what KO’d but that was from lil young farts who were too young to understand/appreciate it & or did not give it enough time – that is one of those albums that needs to grow on you. When I got it from my boy, he burned it for me (yup, even b4 the reccession cats were greedy/broke) on the condition that I NOT grade it or review it until a minimum of a second listen. And he was axactly right. That album is written by Shawn Corey Carter – the MAN, not Jay-Z the ‘rapper’. And he touches on MAD subjects. he had the lil grown man ‘ring tone’ single – Show me what you God, he did a dedication to his man in jail with John Legend and a K.West track. He had a BANGER club/ladies-get-your-freak on song in ‘ANything’ a song which featured Usher when Usher was ghost. Had they dropped a vid 4 that joint it would have been the perfect return opp 4 Usher, what away 4 the R&B dancing crooner to step back into spotlight on the way to his next album (the cd with Moving Mountains on it) then to put a “106 and Parkie” track out there along side the greatest rapper alive (beside Eminem and Jadakiss IMO) He addressed/attacted/responded to dipsh*t (Cam, Jones and them ungrateful brats) with ‘Dig a hole’. And he destryoed them with TRUTH, the best kinda diss record. “The only time you went plat, my chain was on your neck thats a natural fact!!” And last but not least I would point out “30 something” where he ANSWERS critics like you guys who throw rocks at the Roc throne jus b/c he is near forty. Thats something I never understood, as long as you stay in your lane, who cares HOW old you are. Jus look at M.Jackson. Had Biggie and Pac lived they would be pretty dead-on to that age right now, would you guys have wanted them to step down. My thing is as long as you don’t have grey hair and are out there trying to keep up with if not be a 18yr old to 25 rapper dancing and makking dances, then do your thing! He is making way more hotter music than HALF the clowns in the industry. He is a lving legend and he has continued to grow, mature and ADAPT even. Hip hop ain’t kicked him out so Y should we? Can you honestly say that American Gangster won’t dope (literally in content) and that his latest tongue wetters from Joccin Jay Z to DOA ain’t FIRE and twice as hot as some of the hottest songs out there? Wake up and be honest with yourself when you look at the man in the mirror if you ain’t gonna be honest on this board from your Mommies basement computer (only talkin to the haters guys on that one, if you real even if you don’t like Jay-Z or appreciate him then you will understand if not completely co-sign this anyway,..

    the Wyzard has spoken

  • Fireforreal

    The Game aka Starface is Gay Why is he on Jay-z’s nuts so hard ? Go to allhiiphop.com and check the rumors from yesterday and see the list posted of the game mentioning Jay in 77 songs LOL Groupie

  • Khayan from the bronx

    EVEN IF U DONT LIKE JAY U HAVE TO RESPECT WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE GAME. HE IS OPENING DOORS FOR THE NEW CATS. TRUST ME I LOVE BIG AND PAC, ACTUALLY I THINK BOG IS THE G.O.A.T BUT JAY Z IS A LIVING LEGEND. WHEN HE DROPS A NEW SINGLE THE WHOLE CITY STOPS TO LISTEN TO FLEX. NOW THE THINGS AND THE DEALS HE IS DOING IS AMAZING. YALL REALLY NEED TO STOP HATING.

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