Review: JayZ Eminem From Yankee Stadium

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Midway through his portion of his heavyweight twin billing with Jay-Z at Yankee Stadium, Eminem took a moment to reflect the gravity of performing a concert on a hallowed ground. 

But he wasn’t talking about the house that Jeter built: Instead, the Detroit rapper acknowledged the borough where they were performing — the Bronx, the origin of hip-hop.

“Do not think that I don’t know where I’m at right now,” the Detroit rapper told the audience at the sold-out stadium on Monday. “I’m also honored to be on this (expletive) stage in the Bronx, the (expletive) birthplace of hip-hop.”

His concert with Jay-Z was yet another example of just how far the genre has come in its 30-plus-year history. The genre christened the newly constructed Yankee Stadium: The joint billing by two rap icons was the first musical concert at Yankee Stadium, which made its debut last year.

“I gotta tell y’all it’s one of the most wonderful things being here tonight, being from New York City and being in Yankee Stadium,” Jay-Z told the roaring crowd.

Both Eminem and Jay-Z, who performed two concerts at Detroit’s Comerica Park earlier this month, brought out an all-star cast of friends to mark the occasion. During Eminem’s performance, which came first, his guests included his posse D-12, protege 50 Cent, mentor Dr. Dre and new hitmaker B.o.B.

Hometown hero Jay-Z would not be outdone, calling on Kanye West, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, sensations Drake and Nicki Minaj, and wife Beyonce to support his set. Read More

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