#FlavaInYaEar The King is Back !
The King of New York is back ! and I'm not referring to Tekashi69, Brooklyn's own Jay-Z returns for the reopening of Webster Hall. According to billboard, the last time Webster Hall doors were open was in August, 2017. After 2 years of renovations, Jayz headlines the reopening of Webster Hall on Friday, April 26 with his B-Sides 2 concert. Terminal 5 is a special place for the rapper, back in 2015 he performed the first B-Side concert reuniting with old Roc-A-Fella family Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Beanie Sigel and the Young Gunz. This time around also wasnt a disappointment for fans that gathered up to see Hov.
Jay-Z arrived at the venue around 10:30 p.m. in a black tuxedo, bow-tie and gold medallion necklace dangling from his collar. His first song "The Prelude," from his 2006, Kingdom Come album, easing into hits "Some People Hate," "Dont You Know," "A Million," and "One Question," says Rolling Stone connecting the dots from his past to his future. Fans song along with the mid-40 rapper, song from song, word from word with their necks up and phone out to capture the classic Jay-Z experience. When performing "Some How, Some Way" off The Blueprint 2 album from 2002. Jay-Z end the song with a freestyle tribute to rapper and friend Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered less than a month ago in California, in front of Marathon Clothing store.
"Gentrify your own hood, before these people do it / Claim eminent domain and have your people movin’ / That’s a small glimpse into what Nipsey was doing / For anybody that’s still confused as to what he was doing,” he rapped, leaning emphatically into the mic."
He also bring out ex rival, but now signed to Roc Nation Nas and Cam'ron for the Diplomats. Nas "The World is Yours" blended with Jays , "Dead President ll" giving day one fans a blast from the past when Him and the God Son once was beefing over two decades ago. According to Rolling Stone, this collaboration was not just a spur-of-the-moment decision when they both perform "New York State of Mind" and "Bring it Out" which originally was supposed to have the Queens rapper verse on it. No doubt this was a memorable moment for fans that pay $250 or better tickets to see the King of New York.