Written by Raven Gaines
During his performance at the reopening of New York’s iconic Webster Hall, which reopened after undergoing a year-and-a-half renovation, with his most intimate concert in years.
The Brooklyn legend not only sold-out the crowd but later on that evening Nas surprised the crowd with his presence. performing songs like, “The World Is Yours,” “Dead Presidents,” and “New York State of Mind.”
The surprises didn’t there, Cam’ron took the stage to perform “Welcome to New York City” and “I Really Mean It,” which also featured Jim Jones. “Nas is my brother, Cam is my brother,” said Jay Z after his guests left.
But the biggest part of the show came when Jay Z paid tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store last month.
“Gentrify your own hood before these people do it. Claim eminent domain and have your people move in,” he rapped. “That’s a small glimpse into what Nipsey was doing. For anybody still confused as to what he was doing.”
The show came to an end after 12:00 am with Jay-Z’s rendition of The Blueprint 2, “Hovi Baby.” See JAY-Z’s “B-Sides 2” setlist below.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js