Jay-Z Performs ‘B-Sides’ Set At Webster Hall
Jay-Z always knows what to do to get people talking all while pushing the culture forward. The Brooklyn legend made New York’s Webster Hall great again for the venue’s reopening by performing one of his “B-sides” set with an intimate show. But it wouldn’t be a Hov show without some special guests in the building. Nas hit the stage with Jay to perform their 2007 track “Success” followed by the classic “Dead Presidents”, then the Queens legend closed out their set with “New York State of Mind”.
One of the biggest surprises of the night was Jay brought out former nemesis Cam’ron to perform their 2002 collab “Welcome to New York City.” The audience went wild seeing the semi Roc-A-fella reunion, and ish got crazier once Jim Jones joined them on stage to perform “I Really Mean It.”
A standout moment from the classic performance was Hov’s tribute to the late, great Nipsey Hussle. He freestyled:
“Gentrify your own hood before these people do it. Claim eminent domain and have your people move in. That’s a small glimpse into what Nipsey was doing. For anybody still confused as to what he was doing.”
Jay’s “B-Sides 2” set is Webster Hall’s first show since it closed down for renovation in August 2017. Shout out to Hov for bringing the culture back to NYC in such a dope way.