Jay-Z’s “Live In Brooklyn” EP Suffers Setback

Jay-Z’s “Live In Brooklyn” EP Suffers Setback

Rap mogul Jay-Z is keeping fans waiting to get their hands on his publicized Live In Brooklyn EP, pushing its release date from Tuesday (October 9) to later this week.

According to new reports, the seemingly overnight project will drop within 48 hours.

Jay-Z is giving a special gift to his fans who weren’t able to make it out to his eight shows at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center. “Live in Brooklyn,” an eight-song collection of live cuts, is scheduled to hit iTunes on Thursday (Oct. 11). As of Tuesday, the album’s track list had not yet been revealed, although it will include eight songs and eight videos. “Live in Brooklyn” will be Jay-Z’s first live album since “Jay-Z: Unplugged,” which was released in 2001. (Billboard)

Initial reports claimed the EP would become available Tuesday.

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 concert series, Jay teamed with YouTube to live stream his last show.

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)

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