Jay-Z Rides the Subway, Jay-Z Plans an EP, and Jay-Z’s Wife Shows Up

Jay-Z’s favourite number must be 8. Is that an Illuminati thing? He just played 8 sold out shows at the new Brooklyn Barclay’s Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets NBA team. He has now announced that there will be a live EP called Live in Brooklyn, out in iTunes on October 9 (via Rolling Stone). There will be 8 tracks, and 8 separate videos as part of the release. The tracklisting isn’t yet known, but chances are it’ll be pretty awesome.

So how did Jay-Z get to his 8th and final show? The downtown R train, of course (via Hollywood Reporter). Nope, this wasn’t a carefully planned, photo-op and PR move. He went into the Canal Street station around 6pm and surprised the ‘regular’ folk who can’t afford million dollar cars and rely on public transit as more than a novelty.

His final show was streamed via Jay-Z’s Life and Times YouTube channel. For those watching online or in the arena, they got to see one Beyonce Knowles make an appearance with her hubby. She played Diva and Crazy in Love, and returned later on for Young Forever. Check out the full setlist of the final show and check out a video of Young Forever (via Hollywood Reporter).

Jay-Z and Beyonce – Young Forever (Live)

Set List
Where I’m From
Empire State of Mind
Brooklyn Go Hard
Juicy (Notorious B.I.G. cover)
U Don’t Know
99 Problems
Run This Town
On to the Next One
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
Big Pimpin’
’03 Bonnie & Clyde
Diva (with Beyoncé)
Crazy in Love (with Beyoncé)
Dead Presidents II
Can I Live
Public Service Announcement
Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)

What More Can I Say
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
Jigga What, Jigga Who
Money Ain’t a Thang
Take You Home With Me
What They Gonna Do, Part II
Excuse Me Miss
I Wanna Rock (Snoop Dogg cover)
3 Kings (Rick Ross cover)
Young Forever

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