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Rapper Jay-Z Teams With United Way For Carnegie Hall Performance

(AllHipHop News) Rap star/mogul Jay-Z has announced a pair of shows at Carnegie Hall, that will benefit the United Way.

Jay-Z made the announcement today (December 8 ) during a press conference held at the legendary concert hall.

The rapper will host the first ever solo Hip-Hop performance at Carnegie Hall on February 6 and 7.

“There was a ton of blue-collar jobs that no longer exist, and the gap is wider than ever, and the kids need to really know that and be prepared,” Jay-Z told The New York Times during an interview at Carnegie Hall. “To really succeed in this new America they are going to need an education. Not everyone can be entertainers and hit the lottery – that’s what I call it.”

Tickets for the United Way benefit concert will be sold mostly to wealthier individuals and private philanthropists, with ticket prices ranging from $500-$2,500.

The proceeds will benefit the United Way’s scholarship program, as well as another aimed at reducing the high school dropout rate in New York, in addition to Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation non-profit organization.

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  • Jaymalls

    Lmao… N just a couple days ago… Some numnutt said 50 Cent does more philanthropy work then Jay! Niggas is dumb! Im only 22… But I pray for u young niggas!!!

  • Good look…..but where does that money go?
    I mean , they got on Wyclef about it , but the same folks not crying for financial transparency?
    HMMMMMM….

    Either way , I hope it does some good.

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    ALL I GOT TO SAY IS LOOK AT THE TICKET SALES],NOW ASK YALL SELF IS THIS  NN?IGGA WORTH 500 TO 2,500 JUST TO SEE THIS  NN?IGGA HO TOLD HIS FANS AFTER THE BLUE PRINT 2 HE WAS RETIRING],AND IAM NOT STUPID THE TICKETS SALE OR SO HIGH CAUSE THIS NN?IGGA TRYING TO PAY  OFF THAT MONEY FROM THE 360 DEAL HE OWES, BUT THEN AGAIN JJ?IGGA BETTER GET HIS REAL HUSTEL ON CAUSE IF HIS WIFE BEYONCE LOOSE THAT 100 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT WITH THE VIDEO GAME COMPANY HES REALLY GONNA HAVE 99 PROBLEMS CAUSE YOU MAY BE WORTH 450 MILL ON PAPER BUT ASSETS YALL BARLEY GOT 20 MILL?????

    P.S TO ALL HIS FANS DONT GET MAD AT ME FOR KEEPING IT REAL

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    • I try to come to this site and read some hip hop news but every time i come up here its this ignorant dude up here talking the most asinine, asiten asieleven nonsense you’ve every heard. Always some negative to say about everyone and everything. Get some facts and shut the HELL up. Jay-z is trying to help people out are you doing anything to help anyone other than talking asinine nonsense. do the world a favor find God in your life find some peace and show some love to people who are “trying” to help other. If not your just a waste of sperm and a disease to the hip-hop community.  Real talk you’re  real asinine. And like you said don’t be mad cause I’m keeping it real. 

      • sakiru oresanwo

        Thought I was the only one who noticed this dude is just full of negativity.  Made negative comments on the news about Luda’s website as well.  He should learn to appreciate when people are trying to help others, forget how much they have cos you probably don’t have a significant percentage of it.  Focus on the positives it’ll do not what you think is their motives behind it.  I hope you find God or some common sense which I believe isn’t common any more, eitherway find something FOOL.

  • WOW!!! The hate is so strong but I know why. You hate to see someone so successful. I know It’s hard to see someone succeed in everything he works hard for. But!!! Do you get it, he works hard. He makes it look easy but try and understand he had to work for that. He loves hip-hop and loves his place in the culture. What better representative to have for us in the hiphop community. What most people know is he’s rich but I dont think you guys really know how smart he really is or how talented he is. He’s the greatest rapper alive. Keep in mind, Other then B.I.G. he is the only rapper alive that doesnt write lyrics, he thinks them in his head. People can say what they want but he is a complete Rapper. He talks real talk and that to me is more important then all that bs thats on the radio. So say what you want and come up with all that clever talk but I wont listen and neither will real people. Also, if his age is all you have to complain about then your young and stupid. Eventually you and your favorite artist will get older and hopefully you will have a career but by your standards I guess you wont be listening to your favorite artist anymore. Sucks for you but then again will they even be around??? Interesting…

    • sakiru oresanwo

      Well said

    • OK I’ll tone it down this time so that the “moderator” will approve..but yes ur right..the dude below is insane for the non factual stuff he talks on here…i hate coming to the comments just becuz i know he’s gonna have something crazy on here..but u hit the nail on the head..im reading Decoded now and Jay is a genius to say the least..too bad most people..especially the youngins dont get it

    • ilovehiphop

      this man cares about nothing but himself, i dont think people hate so much that he’s successful, its that he forgot where he came from long ago. this show is a backhanded gesture, if he really gave a fk perhaps he’d at least make SOME of the tickets affordable for the average joe in the community he claims to be helping. not for nothing, but an education doesnt go nearly as far as it used to , so that $ could be used to create jobs instead of scholarships, there are thousands of people with degree’s who might as well wipe their asses with them because no ones hiring them. Not only that, but i’m sick of ppl claiming he’s the best rapper alive, he’s one dimentional and superficial, watch the throne was the “im rich and youre not” show, and it pains me to know our children put this man on such a pedestal. Eminem has done more for hip hop than Jay will ever do. all he did was stop ppls careers from blossoming on def jam, do the research, i bet other than RIck Ross and Kanye, NO ONE ate during his reign. Nas, BIG, Pac, Em are ALL greater mc’s than he will ever be. yes he made some classics, but everything after the black album has been pure trash fabricated for corporate america, theres no substance in his music anymore, and honestly what has he ever really done to give back? look at his business track record, he’s known for stepping on his friends toes to further his own career, just look at Dame, Jaz-o, Beans, etc. And guess who gives a damn about him bringing the Nets to BK.. NO ONE, i can walk all thru brooklyn asking ppl that same question and i’ll get the same answer no one wants that shit here. Jay-z does not give a damn about you, me, or even the legends that came before him

      • I’m glad we can have a normal debate without the kiddy shit. I agree with you
        that all those guys you brought up are great MC’s. BUT!!! I have to correct you
        on a few things you were never told or decided not to listen to. Jay has an
        organization with his mother that pays for high school kids entire college
        education. He does it every year. Not only that, but he has given back for
        Katrina, Hati, and Japan. He is also involve with building the new stadium in BK
        that will help people in the area get jobs. He is also getting involved with 50
        on his project to feed people. So what more do you want him to do? If you say
        hip-hop, then all you have to do is listen and see all the artist he has helped
        in there interviews talk about him helping them. Wale, Rick Ross (which I can’t
        stand), Kanye, Freeway, Willow Smith, J Cole, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, and plenty
        more. So you need to look inside my brother, cause it sounds like you hate him
        for another reason. 

  • water_ur_seeds

    tickets at that price i would say the people attending are gonna be white collar suits lol probably gonna be wack atmosphere

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