Jay-Z Sells Out Madison Square Garden

Jay-Z's concert

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.

"He'll talk

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.