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Jay-Z to Perform at Carnegie Hall to Fund College Scholarships

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Jay-Z is set to rock the mic at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York next year in conjunction with the United Way of New York and The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The rap mogul will headline two concerts at the Stern Auditorium, which is being billed as the first-ever hip-hop focused series at the venue.

The first show is set for Feb. 6 at 8PM EST and the second event is on Feb. 7 at 9:30PM EST. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to fund scholarships for inner-city youths who want to pursue a college education. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Jan. 30.

“It’s every artists dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall,” said Jay-Z via a statement. “The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artist, entrepreneurs and great thinkers makes for a legendary night. I’m proud to be a part of the continuing work of United Way of New York City and expanding the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.”

Jay-Z follows in the footsteps of other artists who graced the illustrious stage, including Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean and many others.

This is a fantastic look for Jay-Z and hip-hop. This shows that if you mix altruism and music together great things can happen. We give props to Hov for creating such an awesome event at Carnegie Hall.

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