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With his suit and tie on, Jay-Z got out his seat and stepped foot on the stage at Carnegie Hall. Hov performed on stage with the Illadelphonics, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Bilal and ?uestlove and brought out special guests like, Nas and Alicia Keys. Ticketholders paid a hefty fee to see Brooklyn’s finest, as the concert benefited the United Way of New York and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

It was a huge moment for hip-hop because not many rappers have performed there. Moreover, Hov made it a special moment for himself as he performed “Glory” for the first time. The NYC crowd was accepting of the then new song about his daughter, as well as hits such as “99 Problems”, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”, and “Public Service Announcement”. One thing about music is that it can bring people from all walks of life together, and it will make those people feel the same emotion that the artist is giving. As Jay stated, “All those lines that divide us… we gonna step on them.”

(Photo via USA Today)

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