News: Jay-Z Promises To Ignite Carnegie Hall W/ "N*ggas In Paris" Anthem

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 12:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

With Jay-Z becoming the first solo hip-hop artist to headline New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall venue in February, Young Hov promises to deliver his "N*ggas In Paris" Watch the Throne hit single at the two-day concert series.

Having performed the record multiple times at various locations throughout the world, Hovi said he may consider doing the same at Carnegie Hall.

Yesterday, Jay-Z announced that he'll be performing at Carnegie Hall twice in February of next year. The concerts will be done in conjunction with United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, and Hov has already expressed how excited he is to take the legendary stage. The prestigious Carnegie Hall isn't known for hosting hip-hop concerts, and when Jay was asked if he'll be performing the infamous "N****s In Paris" at the shows, the idea made him chuckle. Then he was asked if he'd be doing it multiple times. "It just has to go down," Jay laughed. "I don't know. I ain't think of that. That'd be great!" (Complex)

In November, Jay and Kanye West performed "Paris" seven times at a Detroit, Michigan show.

Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" tour came to Detroit on Saturday to a massive crowd at the Palace. The duo played 39 songs total, for a two-and-a-half hour set. Many of those were classic solo hits, but the pair also seemed particularly drawn to the song off their joint-effort "Watch The Throne" album. They were so drawn, in fact, that they performed "N*ggas in Paris" seven times. The multiple-encore is apparently not a new phenomenon, at least on this tour. West and Jay-Z played the same song six times at a previous show in Boston. And before that, they played "N*ggas in Paris" five times in Miami. (Huffington Post)

Details of Hov's Carnegie Hall showcase hit the Internet Thursday (December 8).

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will become the first solo hip-hop artist to headline Carnegie Hall on Feb. 6 and 7, playing a pair of charity concerts benefitting the United Way of New York City and Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Carter made the announcement at Carnegie Hall Thursday alongside key execs like Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall, Gordon Campbell, president-CEO of United Way of New York City and Dania Diaz, executive director of the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Tickets for the shows will begin with a private sale geared toward corporations and high net-worth individuals, ranging in price from $500 to $2,500 apiece. A public sale will tentatively kick off on Jan. 30 to minimize ticket scalping. (Billboard)

The same day, Jay elaborated on the importance of being hip-hop's first solo headlining act for Carnegie Hall.

On February 6 and 7, Hov will play the famed Carnegie Hall -- and it's all for a great cause. "Any time I get a chance to expand and broaden the reach of hip-hop is a great thing for me on a personal level," Jay said after announcing the shows Thursday (December 8). "When we were looking at hip-hop, we were just happy to play club dates," Jay told MTV News. "And then Run-DMC started doing arenas, and you're like, 'Man, this is possible,' and it just keeps going further and further." (MTV)

Check out Jay-Z & Kanye West performing "N*ggas In Paris" below:

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