Roc Nation head Jay-Z is reportedly set to drop his Live in Brooklyn EP in less than 48 hours which will consist of records from his Barclays Center concert series.
If all goes accordingly, the EP will arrive on iTunes this Tuesday, October 9th.
Jay-Z will be releasing an EP of his concert series at the Barclays Center, the rapper announced Saturday afternoon. The album, Live in Brooklyn, will be available through iTunes on Tuesday, October 9th. The “optic EP” will include both audio and visual material recorded at tonight’s final concert of Jay-Z’s eight-night run at the new Brooklyn stadium. The EP is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. While the track listing on the pre-order site is blank, it indicates that the album will include eight tracks and eight separate videos. (Rolling Stone)
Former XXL Magazine editor-in-chief Elliott Wilson reportedly broke the news.
Journalist Elliott Wilson, who serves as a prominent figure in the hip-hop community, revealed the news via his Twitter account . Hov’s project — tagged as both an “audio and visual optic EP” — will be filmed and recorded during his final Barclays show this evening. Fans who’ve already attended one of the previous seven sets could likely find tracks such as “Forever Young,” “Can I Live?” “Big Pimpin” and “99 Problems,” among others, showing up on the Live in Brooklyn tracklisting. (The Boom Box)
To help celebrate the final nights, Jay teamed with YouTube to live stream his shows.
Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City’s Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. He says it’ll air on his new Life and Times channel. Jay-Z ‘s new channel is part of an original programming initiative by YouTube , owned by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. Life and Times promises a lineup of “in depth lifestyle pieces” based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z. The rapper is christening the Barclays Center with a weeklong series of shows. The arena is the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner. (Washington Times)
The concert series kicked off on Friday, October 5th.
“Tonight is a celebration, a celebration of where I’m from,” Hov told the crowd before launching into the hard-hitting “Where I’m From” from his 1997 album, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. The homage didn’t stop there; next was the Santigold-sampling “Brooklyn We Go Hard” followed by a heartfelt cover of the Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Kick in the Door” and then a crowd sing-a-long of Biggie’s first hit “Juicy.” After stripping off his bubble vest revealing a black Nets jersey with the number four on his chest (to commemorate his own December 4 birthday), the God MC tore through tracks like “99 Problems,” “Run This Town” and “Empire State of Mind” one by one. He even threw in a brand-new a cappella freestyle to the crowd’s delight. “Shooters on my team,no really I got shooters on my team,” he spit, making reference to his part ownership of the Nets and the street ties he still claims to carry. (RapFix)