Former Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Memphis Bleek recently talked about longtime friend Jay Z‘s upcoming B-Sides New York concert.
Bleek revealed a few personal Jay songs he hoped Jigga would perform at the mid-May show.
“I would love to see Jay perform stuff like “So Ghetto,” “It’s Like That,” and “Success.” I want to see all of that. I’m a fan at the end of the day. Before I ever thought about him becoming something so great, I always thought Jay was the best. Nobody could tell me that my man wasn’t the best. “It’s Like That” is one of my favorite Jay records of all time. That and “Never Change.” “Never Change” is probably Jay’s hardest record. There’s a couple of them. He’s got too many records. We have to decide to cut some of them when we’re doing tours.” (Complex)
According to reports, the event will go down this month at an “intimate” venue.
Jay Z announced an exclusive New York concert for Tidal subscribers that will find the rapper performing tracks he’s never played onstage or songs that haven’t been part of his live arsenal for over a decade. Dubbed “Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides,” the one-off concert will come to an as-yet-unnamed “intimate New York City” venue on May 13th. (Rolling Stone)
The hip-hop heavyweight is heavily relying on social media to help push the event.
The concert, set to take place on May 13 in an “intimate New York City venue” according to the announcement, will be live-streamed on the Tidal website for subscribers. But fans can win tickets to the event by curating a playlist on Tidal and sharing it on Twitter with the hashtag #TIDALXJAYZ. The winners will be chosen based on the quality of the sequencing and the diversity of genres and artists, which means its time to put those mixtape skills to work if you want to get close to Hov—or, if you’re lucky, any of the other famous Tidal owners who could probably be persuaded to make a special appearance. (TIME)