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Tune In: From Brooklyn to Boston, Jay-Z Rocks Beantown

New York rapper and ten-time Grammy Award winner, Jay-Z, performed in front of a sold out crowd at Boston’s TD Garden on March 11, nine days after his performance at Madison Square Garden as part of the ongoing Blueprint 3 Tour.

The Brooklyn native opened with “Run This Town” off his latest album, “The Blueprint 3,” Jay’s record eleventh number-one album, according to Billboard.  The near two-hour performance featured the hits “Empire State of Mind,” “99 Problems,” “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Big Pimpin’” and “Can’t Knock The Hustle.”

Declaring the evening his most enjoyable show ever in Boston, Jay performed an exclusive “over-overtime” encore act reserved only for the most devoted audiences.  The extended act comprised mainly of songs from his 1996 debut album “Reasonable Doubt,” concluding with 2003’s “Encore.”

Longtime friend and fellow Roc-A-Fella Records rapper Memphis Bleek joined Jay for a large portion of the show.  Up-and-coming R&B artist Trey Songz and Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy served as Jay’s opening acts.

Now 40 years of age, Jay-Z remains arguably the number one name in rap and hip-hop in the world today.  Prior to ending the show, Jay engaged in an intimate one-on-one with the audience, proclaiming his endless appreciation for their love and support, as well as dedicating BP3’s “Forever Young” to a pair of terminally ill children who attended the concert through the Make a Wish Foundation.

Next up for Jay: the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Friday, tonight!

-Kevin Sammut

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