On Wednesday night, Jay-Z came out of the studio cave to perform at New York's Roseland Ballroom for a Cartoon Network's Adult Swim soiree, as a part of Upfront Week.
Jay was expected to announce a development deal with Adult Swim at the show, which was more than likely to involve an original animated series, according to AdWeek. But instead, Jay-Z performed classics "Allure" and "Dead Presidents," according to Rap Radar. DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Kid Cudi and Pharrell were in the audience, and Swizz Beatz joined Jay onstage for "The Blueprint 3" track "On to the Next One." Jay-Z also performed "Intro" and "Thank You" over "The Boondocks" theme song.
Sources at Turner had reported a partnership, according to AdWeek, but no such arrangement had been confirmed by Billboard at press time.