Jay-Z held his farewell
concert last night (November 25) at Madison Square Garden.
The sold out show
was a who’s who in rap and R&B music, featuring Beyonce, the Roc-A-Fella
family, R.Kelly, Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige.
The concert highlighted
the phenomenal success the Brooklyn born rapper has acheived.
Jay-Z started the
show performing some of his greatest hits, bringing Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Memphis
Bleek, Young Gunz, Missy Elliot and Twista to the stage for duets.
Later in the evening
Jay’s love interest, Beyonce took over the stage with five dancers. Her set
was backed by Illadelphonic, a new 7-piece band fronted by The Roots’ ?Love.
She performed "Crazy
in Love," "Baby Boy" without Sean Paul and "Summertime"
with Ghostface Killah, who appeared on an unofficial remixed version of the
Foxy Brown and
Jay appeared together, performing their smash, "Ainâ€™t
Mary J. Blige was
on hand to perform "Can’t Knock The Hustle" and then launched into
her own set.
R. Kelly was the
final guest and after the performance, Jay-Z finished the show on his own.
The concert was
an exclamation point to Jay-Z’s career, in which he has sold over 20 million
records, produced movies and a clothing line and debuted at number 1 six times.