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Jay-Z finishes strong at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom

November 12, 2007

More Hip Hop History was made Sunday night at New York’s famous Hammerstein Ballroom as Jay-Z finished his American Gangster promo tour.

Major Points:

  • Lil Wayne made a surprise appearance to perform “Hello Brooklyn” with Jay-Z and Wayne called Jay-Z “The Greatest Rapper Alive” and dubbed himself “The Next Rapper in Line”. The crowd loved it!
  • The Rocafella Family including Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek, Freeway, Young Chris, and Tru-Life came out on stage but not Neef (who I found out is in jail), not Unlce Murda (no idea where he was), not Peedi (?), and not Kanye West (who’s Mother passed away yesterday a few hours before the concert0.
  • Jadakiss appeared on stage with the rest of the Rocafella camp as an offical member of the crew.
  • Diddy and Jay performed their verses from “I Get Money” but the crowd expected to see 50. Fat chance for that.
  • Jay-Z dedicated the concert to Kanye’s mother. (There will be more on this story when more details are released. My heart and prayers go out to Kanye.)