Jay-Z to Play Benefit Show on 9/11

Jay-Z is expected to announce a hometown benefit concert later today (August 24), The New York Times reports.

According to the paper, Hov plans on performing at Madison Square Garden on September 11, the day that his new record, The Blueprint 3, hits shelves. Proceeds from the show will go to the New York Police and Fire’s Widows’s and Children’s Benefit Fund.

The concert will air on the Fuse cable network. As of press time it is uncertain how fans can purchase tickets.

In related news, two tracks were recently leaked from Jay’s upcoming album. Both songs, “We Off That” featuring Toronto-upstart Drake and “Reminder,” were produced by Timbaland. Other collaborators confirmed for BP3 include Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, J. Cole and Pharrell, among others. –Max G

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  • RiZob

    hopefully he doesnt perform any songs from BP3…smh…

  • BeerGangsta

    Money makes money! J just keep getting his grind on. Staying strong in the game. Richies Rap man in the game. I know he got more shit to come.

  • Lupe

    Mick Boogie presents Buggs Tha Rocka Hip-Hop Super Hero mixtape google it

  • Iam an OG Gangsteer

    That album is not gonna be fire..
    R.I.P. Hova 1990-2003

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL


  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “Proceeds from the show will go to the New York Police and Fire’s Widows’s and Children’s Benefit Fund.”

    What happened to the poor kids in Marcy??? Or some bread for better facilities @ the community center???

    Don’t even know them cops & widows…

    • HIPHOP


  • I am an OG Gangsteer

    Sucks that not of that money cant go to me..
    Im poor and this is the only time i can use the library’s computer :.(

  • Technique

    Im with senator McCaine up there, Jay can flow everybody knows, but i just think the dude lost his way. Him and Fifty should get together with Bette Midler and them to play some Hearts or Scrabble.

    No hate to $ykotic,the comission’s posts are usually on point.

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      We’re good Tech.

      I got you. Good looking.


    fuck gay z! give it up to game!

  • Tumi

    Damn couldn’t Jay do another song wit Slim to finally bury de ghost dt’s bein houndin him 4 years of bein murdered on his own shit? Now dt would’ve been fantastic…. BLUEPRINT3 baby8-)

  • http://myspace.com/nickritzer NICK RITZER

    Thats cool on Jay-Z’s part..wouldnt that be tight if he just blurted out after a song on tv how 9/11 was an inside job? or even had a song similar to Immortal Technique’s “TELL THE TRUTH” ft. Mos Def.. doubtful that would happen tho..oh yeah and did anyone else catch that in his second verse in “RUN THIS TOWN” Jay says he’s a mason?? interesting stuff..

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