Jay-Z Performance at the House of Blues- "Once in a Lifetime"

Jay-Z Performance at the House of Blues- "Once in a Lifetime"
House of Blues - September 8, 2009 - Chicago, IL, USA
by Sommer Thornton, photo by Raymond Boyd

Jay-Z's swag was on a million last night. Wearing all black with an icy black charm, Jigga had a stance of a man ten feet tall...modest billionaire at the least. His free concert, sponsored by Samsung and AT&T, was part of the Summer Krush concert series, an exclusive tour that previously featured acts like Mariah Carey, Nelly, and Good Charlotte. The fact that only a few hundred of Jay-Z's loyal fans could attend made the one-hour performance a truly unique experience.

Jay-Z and his comrade, Memphis Bleek, Rocafeller Records veteran artist, ripped the stage. Not only did fans get to sample new songs from Jay-Z's new album "Blueprint III", released that morning, but they saw him perform some of the hottest cuts from his last 3 albums. Songs like "Takeover" and "Allure" had little air play. Still fans sang along so fervently that Jigga stopped the performance and jokingly asked the audience to help him remember the lyrics to a new song, "Venus vs. Mars."

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