Grammy-winning rappers Eminem and Jay-Z will reportedly reunite to perform multiple performances at their hometown baseball stadiums.
According to reports, the performances will take place later this year.
The late-summer blockbuster is part of a two-show stand that will include a date at New York’s Yankee Stadium — a home-and-home series for Detroit’s Eminem and New York’s Jay-Z. The two will announce the dates during the third inning of tonight’s game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees at Comerica Park, to be aired on ESPN. They warmed up for the appearance at about 6 p.m. today, wearing their respective teams’ ball caps and posing with Tigers players on the Comerica field. (Detroit Free Press)
Eminem and Jay are also tagged to headline the upcoming Oxegen Music Festival in Ireland this summer.
The festival, which is Ireland’s biggest, takes place between 9 and 11 July at Punchestown racecourse and attracts hundreds of music lovers from Northern Ireland. The Detroit rapper is headlining the event along with Muse, Kasabian, Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, The Prodigy and Florence & The Machine. Other names booked to play the 2010 event include Paolo Nutini, Faithless, Stereophonics, David Guetta, Vampire Weekend, John Mayer, Calvin Harris, Newton Faulkner, Gossip, Temper Trap, Empire Of The Sun, Goldfrapp, La Roux, Wolfmother, Rise Against, The Coral and Broken Social Scene. (BBC News)
Jay-Z is also scheduled to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer in Tennessee.
Headliners will include Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon, in what is currently the Grammy-winning band’s only scheduled U.S. show of the year. Bands already announced this afternoon include Ingrid Michaelson, The xx, Regina Spektor, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Wale, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Phoenix and more. (Billboard)
Jay recently spoke on hip-hop having a global reach.
“The world is inspiring me,” he said in an interview. “I get out and see the world and more of the world is accepting of our music and what we do. I’m just inspired by the whole thing and how big hip-hop can be and how much of a phenomenon it is. You couldn’t imagine hip-hop being at the World Series. I touched the championship trophy before A-Rod and the Vince Lombardi trophy before the Saints. You couldn’t imagine that happening 10 years ago. How about five years ago? I’m saying that to say that the journey hip-hop has taken and we are right now, there’s no imitation to it … still. Still!” (MTV)
No further details have been revealed as of now.