Rap mogul Jay Z is continuing to experience a tough patch while overseas for his Magna Carter Holy Grail tour as footage of Jigga messing up during a Birmingham performance has made its way online.
According to reports and a new clip, Jigga ran into some issues during his “Pound Cake” set.
Jay Z clearly isn’t going through his best run during the Magna Carta UK tour dates. A video was sent to us by a fan who attended the show and according to him, the legendary emcee actually spoiled it more than once during the set. Watch the video and read the fan’s account below. “I was at the Jay-Z concert on Tuesday in Birmingham. He messed up again, I didn’t record it but I found a video on youtube of him missing his que for pound cake, its awkward for a few secs, then he improvises by spitting the dead press verse again, even though he had done the song 2 secs before. Concert also seemed pretty unrehearsed with his main keyboard player / the one who queues the music messing up a lot.” (HHNM)
Footage of Young Hov appearing to lose his place while performing “No Church In The Wild” overseas popped up earlier this month.
Jay-Z hasn’t been receiving very positive reviews for his Magna Carta world tour kick off in Manchester a couple of nights ago. On top of that, a clip from his set has come to my attention today where Hov is performing the Watch The Throne track ‘No Church In The Wild’. Middle of his verse, the legendary emcee forgets some of the lyrics and finds it hard to finish it off before the Frank Ocean hook kicks in. (HHNM)
Back in 2010, Jigga credited fellow rap veteran DMX for inspiring his on-stage live set skills.
“In hip-hop, there’s not many great performers,” Jay said in an interview. “I look outside the genre, measuring myself against others. I look at Madonna’s production and envy that. Daft Punk‘s set…ll my early years? Forget it. I was a horrible performer. DMX tore me to pieces. I remember being stunned. [DMX] had me really working. But I had to figure this out. If you want to be a headliner, you better put on a headline show.” (Los Angeles Times)
Earlier the same year, Jay said he had continued to perfect his on-stage presence.
“I’ve been working on my live show for 10 years now, just trying to get it better and better. I used to come out with just a DJ, now I got a band. The production’s gotten bigger and the lighting guy takes off his shoes and he plays to the beat,” he laughs. “The whole thing is being upgraded every single year.” (Rap-Up)
Check out Jay Z’s performance: