Watch Jay Z Bring "Empire State Of Mind" Back To His Hometown
Last night, under the Barclays Center’s seemingly rusted roof, Jay Z rocked a packed house alongside wifey Beyonce and damn near every A-list talent under the moon at Tidal’s X 10/20 benefit concert. But well before, or maybe even just after, the mega-show commenced, Hov treated the audience to his ode to the city that never sleeps, “Empire State Of Mind” for a performance that was televised as part of Jimmy Kimmel Live for its host’s own homecoming rally of sorts.
Upon that grand stage, the emperor of Roc Nation (and current majority owner of the aforementioned high-fidelity streaming service) got precisely what he was in store for, a crowd-amplified live take that shook the walls of the Brooklyn arena with echoes of its howling, megaton hook, proving once and for all that BK will always be home to the self-made hip-hop mogul (though apparently he now prefers the warm, secluded embrace of the Lebowski mansion in the Holmby Hills of Los Angeles).
Watch as Jay Z delivers a performance of “Empire State Of Mind” live and direct from his hometown below and hold tight for his next power-play.