at Madison Square Garden sold out in a matter of hours on Saturday September
Tickets for the
November 25th show went on sale at 9am and were sold out by 5pm.
The concert is
the beginning of Jay-Z's retirement and will help hype the release of his final
solo album, The Black Album.
In addition to
The Black Album, he will drop a Black sneaker and his autobiography,
"The Black Book," which will be written by journalist Dream Hampton.
he wanted everything to be pre-Reasonable Doubt to kind of tell that
story," Hampton told AllHipHop.com. "But as we got into it, we realized
it was important to talk about this nine-year career that he's had."
Hampton said that
writing the book has been a challenge, since Jay is a very private person.
about some current events," Hampton continued. "He'll address the
[alleged] Roc-A-Fella split, his relationship with his girlfriend. It's a challenge
to do a book on somebody - quite frankly - with so much dignity."
The Black Album
hits stores on Black Friday, November 28th.