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Jay-Z Review

Posted by John Hendrickson on 10/14 at 03:13 PM

Jay-Z came to Happy Valley, and everyone took notice.

Just over one month after a milestone performance at Madison Square Garden to mark the nine year anniversary of September 11th, Jay-Z rose from a trap door in the floor of the same custom stage—a massive, multi-leveled construction with a sprawling live band to match. This time, however, the rapper—whom many consider to be the greatest of all time—was conscious of his State College surroundings. He made the inevitable pandering joke about Eastern Illinois (who the Nittany Lions would obliterate the following afternoon), he called his audience simply “Penn State” and he played at least a portion of every one of his litany of hits over the last 13 years.

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