Years ago, hip-hop fans may have never believed that Nas and Jay-Z would ever team up. However, that happened not long ago, and just recently, the two took the stage during Jay-Z’s iconic Webster Hall performance in New York City. Nas was amongst several featured guests for Shawn Carter’s performance too.
As reported by Hot New Hip Hop, it was the “B Sides 2” concert with Jay-Z as headlining act. The superstar rapper took the stage in Webster Hall a venue that has also hosted the likes of Prince and Eric Clapton. It was the venue’s re-opening and to keep making history, Jay-Z brought out all sorts of former foes who are now amongst his friends.
One of the guest stars who took the stage was Nas. He and Jay-Z had a notorious feud back in the day that included multiple dis tracks such as Jay’s “Takeover” and Nas’ “Ether.” At the Webster show, Nas performed on his own at first, delivering his classic “The World Is Yours,” before Jay-Z joined him for “Dead Presidents II.” Nas delivered his classic “I’m out for dead presidents to represent me” which Jay used as the sample on his song.
Another former foe to Jay-Z was Cam’ron. However, he and Jay-Z squashed their beef just a few years ago. That led to Cam’ron being amongst the guests who showed up at Wester Hall in NYC. Cam was on stage for one of the final cuts of the night, his song “Welcome to New York.” After that, Jim Jones arrived on stage to help perform “I Really Mean It.”
The Jay-Z “B-Sides 2” concert was said to have delivered in terms of his classic music and entertaining performances. Per Hot New Hip Hop, some of the concertgoers reportedly spent close to $1,000 on tickets to attend Saturday’s NYC show.
It’s unknown if Jay-Z will release any new music anytime soon. The hip-hop star’s most recent solo album was the introspective “4:44” he dropped on June 30, 2017. Jay and his wife Beyonce also released a collaborative album called “Everything is Love” last June. In addition, Beyonce recently released a surprise live album called “Homecoming: The Live Album” along with a Netflix special. However, diehard Jay-Z fans may be hoping for one more classic album.