Friday, October 17, 2008

Soul Fixin'

The Greatest Living Rapper

The greatest rapper alive was spotted in The City of Angels Wednesday night. Jay-Z was in town to perform at the opening of The Palladium. Well, sorta. The Palladium shut its' door for a year for renovations and is now owned by concert promoter Live Nation. Many in attendance compared Hov's performance to his 2004 farewell concert at Madison Square Garden. In other words, Jay did his thing. The BK MC ran through hit songs such as 'Say Hello,' '99 Problems' and 'Can I Get A...' without forgetting a single lyric. You won't catch Jay slipping. Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti described Jay as "the Frank Sinatra of this generation." Frank Sinatra played at the venue during opening week back in 1940. Hova told the crowd of 4,000 the "last person to open this thing was Frank Sinatra, I consider myself 'brown eyes,' baby.” Take a look at video footage from the sold out concert. When you are done watching Jay make history, peep the clip below, Jay drops some election day knowledge for Michigan voters and encourages us all to make history by voting for Obama. On another note, what the hell was Jay thinking when he decided to wear those glasses?