Eminem & Jay-Z Treat Fans to Star-Studded Surprises at Detroit Show

It’s tough to imagine a concert with two of rap’s most legendary acts surpassing the hype, but that’s what happened at Jay-Z and Eminem’s joint show last night (September 2) in Detroit.

The moment of the evening may have come when Em brought out Dr. Dre in the middle of his set. “Got dammit, Detroit, Do I love you or what? Look what I brought out for you,” Eminem said to the crowd, according to MTV. The legendary West Coast rapper/producer then treated the thousands in attendance to “Still Dre” and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.” During his brief appearance, the crowd chanted, “Detox,” letting Dre know that they’re still greatly anticipating the release of his oft-delayed and somewhat mystical third album.

It’s no surprise that the two headliners—two of music’s biggest heavyweights—decided to bring out a slew of other high level guests, as well. Drake, 50 Cent, Young Jeezy and D12 each came out to perform on the night, too. And, of course, both Hov and Slim ran through their lengthy catalogue of hits and fan favorites, from decade old tracks to recent verses.

B.o.B. opened the show, and the XXL Freshman alum’s prediction to XXLMag.com yesterday about the event turned out to come to fruition. “This is like hip-hop Woodstock,” he told XXLMag.com just hours before the all-star line up graced the stage.

The second of the two Detroit shows will go down tonight (September 3) at Comerica Park, before the concert makes its way to New York’s Yankee Stadium on September 13 and 14.—Adam Fleischer

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  • M. Baby!

    They need to take this on the road world wide…

  • me tha god

    goddam it dre.legendary liar.

  • adrian smith erdington birmignham

    fuck this shit eminem jay z bring the tour oversea man like england please the detox tour and album wait wait coming 2012 when the world will end i did not her detox no more hip hop shout 2 yelawolf next 2 blow happy b ay rip eric eazy e wright next week peace

  • Chris

    I was there last night. The place was too hype! It was loud when Jay-Z came on but when Em came out and brought out Drake and Dr. Dre the place just errupted. Em brought his A game!

  • Black

    This is the best Rap concerts since Up in Smoke.Big praise to EM and Jay for putting this shit together.Hope they will release it on DVD.

  • raiders

    Em, Dre, 50, Jay, Jeezey, Drake…..D-12, slaughter house there too??? What more u need

  • L A R

    man put the whole show on dvd n blu ray i need it in my life

  • Teddy

    haha its funny how XXL cant resist anytime one of freshmen do something they r like look remember we predicted this…link to cover

  • http://www.twitter.com/noles506 Noles506

    lol @ Teddy , it’s true…but how many of there “predictions” have tanked, more then the ones that have come true…lol

    Nights like this is why Hip Hop won’t die.

  • Dima

    maaann..shady is the best..it’s just shame that dre liyin’ 2 much..

  • J-GEN

    SHIT, that’s a sick concert right there..
    If Snoop and Cube came 2 it would be the best concert ever.. DRE!!!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=90519 WallyBalls

    Hip-Hop Woodstock, B.o.B? Really dude? I’m sorry to say but Rock the Bells this year was as close to HHW as you will ever get. Snoop, Lauyrn, Tribe, Slick Rick, Premier Gang Starr Tribute, Rakim, & WU-TANG W/ ODB’S SON! Those right there CRUSH this show, and there were plenty others there as well.


    I feel ya, but it would still be a hard choice between which one I wanted to go to the most both are once in a lifetime type events.But either way you look at it its a big up to the hip hop world and it shows us that hip hop aint dead it was just layin dormant.

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  • PeRsOn

    Definately need bring a DVD out of this show!!!

    Good work team, what legends are made of.

    “History In The Making”

  • 3xanon

    They gotta make a blu-ray of this shit

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  • http://n/a rodney

    your mag is rockin

  • Danny

    I NEED this on Blu-ray.

    Come on Hova and Em. Release this please!

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