Watch JAY-Z and Nas Perform “The World is Yours” at Webster Hall’s Reopening


Last night, JAY-Z christened the stage of NYC’s shortly shuttered Webster Hall.

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Following two years of renovations, the reopening ceremony featured a who’s who of era-defining NYC heavyweights, including former rival, Nas, who joined the rapper for a medley of recalibrated collaborations (“The World is Yours,” “Dead Presidents II,” and “Success.”) A few songs later, Cam’ron and Jim Jones hit the stage to close out the evening with the show’s marquee MC, performing “Welcome to NYC” and “I Really Mean It.”

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The performance marked Hov’s first of the season, currently slated for headlining sets at Woodstock’s 50th-anniversary festivities and his own Made In America Festival in Philly. Last year, he released a collaborative album with Beyonce as The Carters (Everything Is Love) and appeared onstage for a brief moment in her Netflix concert film, Homecoming.

Watch JAY-Z and Nas join forces at Webster Hall’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in the clips below. Scroll on for the evening’s full setlist.

Some People Hate
Don’t U Know
Come and Get Me
People Talking
Some How Some Way
So Ambitious
This Life Forever
Young G’s
What’s Free
American Dreamin
Success (with Nas)
World Is Yours (with Nas)
Dead Presidents II (with Nas)
Empire State of Mind
Where I’m From
Marcy Me
Welcome to NYC (with Cam’ron)
I Really Mean It (with Cam’ron and Jim Jones)


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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