Jay-Z planning free concert in NYC
Jay-Z has been focusing on roping in free agents as of late, as part of his newest endeavor, Roc Nation Sports agency. Despite his music taking a backseat, Jay is reportedly looking to get back in the rap game in a big way. The New York Post recently announced the Brooklyn native is planning a huge Times Square concert, and entry will be free.
According to the news outlet, Jay is looking to set up shop atop the Ed Sullivan Theater for his July 8 appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman." This will be the second time Jay has tried to shut down Times Square for a free concert of this nature. The 2012 concert was canceled due to crowd control concerns, and even though the same issues apply today, Jay and his team have reportedly taken the necessary measures to ensure this event goes down. One law-enforcement official is excited about the possibility of the concert happening.
"If he gets permission from the mayor's office, it's going to be off the hook," the official told the publication. "They'll have to shut down Broadway around the Letterman building. They'll have to have a strong police presence. It's going to be chaos with so many fans."
Even though there is potential for problems, the same source believes "this would be a great event for New York City."
All HipHop News reports such a public platform is a great and unique way for Jay to get new music from his upcoming 12th solo album out to the fans. "Magna Carta Holy Grail" is due out in early July and Hov's team has already released the track list for the album by passing out flyers to people on the streets in Brooklyn.
Do you think Jay's concert will happen? Will you go if it does get the OK?