One word: Incredible! Jay-Z lights up the stage in Brooklyn with his B-Sides Concert for TIDAL last night! Jay-Z’s music has impacted us for nearly two decades, standing as The G.O.A.T. of the Hip hop game. He opens the show covering two Freestyles he remixed, DMX’s ‘Where the hood at’ & Joe Budden’s ‘Pump it up’. The momentum was now set for the ‘Bsides’ tracklist lineup.
Jay Z takes us down memory lane revisiting the tracks we love off of his previous albums like “Where I’m From” from the “In My Lifetime Vol. 1 “Say Hello” from American Gangster album, most of his tracks from his first album release ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and more! Jay Z mentioned that he had wanted to do this show for several years. He states during the show, “I knew this was going to a special concert when my friends got excited about it”
During the show, Jay Z spits a freestyle addressing the Spotify rivalry, the non-support of TIDAL, and how his supporters supports other big corporations such as iPhones, Sneakers, Youtube, etc. “Only one they hating on, look the same as you” Jay Z
One of the biggest highlights of the show was The Rocafella Family Reunion! During his performance of “You me, Him, and Her” Memphis Bleek comes out to perform & shortly after The Rocafella family came running onto the stage! Beanie Siegel, Freeway, Chris & Neefe – State Property gave a smash performance! (Dame Dash was not in attendance). It has been years since the ‘Dynasty’ has been together. After Jay Z decided to go on his own and spilt from Damon Dash, the Rocafella family became divided with same of the members staying for the loyalty factor with Dame Dash. Hopefully, they will stay in good graces with each other in hopes we can see some future projects with this great team.
Jay Z also brought out Jay Electronica, who signed to Jay Z Roc Nation record label in 2010 for the smash performances of “We made it” Remix & “Exhibit C”. Just Blaze produced the track who in attendance running the show with the band. Young Jeezy also came out to perform with Jay Z!
Jay Z performed a few more tracks,”Neva Change, “Allure” & other B-sideS cuts. He closes the show with The new Black National Anthem “Public Service Announcement”. Overall, The show was a HUGE success! Any Fan of Jay Z should be excited & proud of this show! It was for the ultimate Jay Z fans who supported the Rapper for years. Well done Jay Z! Go sign up for TIDAL now. There are more great things to come from the streaming service!