has announced that he will be moving the street date
of his 6th album, The Blueprint up two weeks to September
11th, due to massive bootlegging on the street, the
internet, barber shops and even record stores.
was originally scheduled for release on September 25th,
then it was switched to September 18th. Due to the massive
street buzz the record has gathered, the label decided
to beat the bootleggers to the punch and fill the demand
for Jigga's album, which many are calling his best album
since 1995's Reasonable Doubt.
just think when someone puts there heart and soul in
making an album, and they like it, they should buy it,"
Jay-Z said about bootleggers. Music shouldn't be traded
so freely. Paying for a CD is way easier."
that he will be touring to support The Blueprint. Here
are the dates:
Newport Music Hall Columbus
09/19/01 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Providence
Ballroom New York
09/23/01 Nation Washington
09/26/01 Jay-Z Ritz Theatre Raleigh
Cole Center Charlotte
09/28/01 Boathouse Norfolk
Civic Center Atlanta
10/1/01 Level 3 Nightclub Miami
10/2/01 Hard Rock
Cafe Orlando Orlando
10/4/01 Bayou Place Entertainment Complex - Aerial Theater
Bowl - Theatre Dallas
10/8/01 Riviera Theatre Chicago
10/12/01 Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center Los Angeles