Jay-Z Will Be The First Hip Hop Artist To Play Carnegie Hall Charity Concert

Jay-Z is one to always be breaking boundaries. Whether he gets some noise talked about him or applauded for his subsequent actions, Jay is constantly making moves. In and out of the rap industry, Jay is an über successful business man and father to be. But he’s about to face another accomplishment that’s a first for anyone in the hip hop genre.

Jay-Z is playing a Carnegie Hall concert. And not only that, but Jigga is doing it in the name of charity. Private ticket packages will go on sale December 12, with a few limited tickets being extended to the general public beginning January 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

The fundraising show is being held at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium on February 6,

2012 at 8:00 p.m and February 7 at 9:30 p.m. The proceeds to these two shows will benefit the United Way of New York City as well as his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The intimate shows are being used to help in raising dollars for on-time graduation rates in New York City schools and put college within reach for low-income students in NYC.

“It’s every artist’s dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall. The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers makes for a legendary night. I’m proud to be a part of the continuing work of United Way of New York City and expanding the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation,” Jay shared in a press release.

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