Jay-Z Plans NYC Benefit Concert
Jay-Z will headline a benefit concert this fall in New York. The Nov. 25 multi-artist event at Madison Square Garden will benefit the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and the Shawn Carter ScholarsJay-Z will headline a benefit concert this fall in New York. The Nov. 25 multi-artist event at Madison Square Garden will benefit the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund. Details of the show will be announced Wednesday (Sept. 24).
The day after the show will see the release of what Jay-Z claims will be his final Roc-a-Fella set, "The Black Album." According to sources, the set features production by an all-star array of producers, including Dr. Dre, Lil Jon, the Neptunes and Kanye West.
Jay-Z is currently on Billboard's charts as a guest on Neptunes member Pharrell's "Frontin'." This week the cut falls 1-2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally and 5-7 on the Hot 100.
A second limited edition S. Carter/Reebok sneaker is expected around the album's release. In April, about 10,000 pairs of the artist's first signature shoe sold out in a weekend.
Founded by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the non-profit HSAN attempts to harness the popularity of the genre and its biggest artists to support education and youth concerns in the U.S. Next week, the organization will also announce a non-partisan partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment to register 2 million voters for the 2004 presidential election.