At the top of the year, Webster Hall announced that they’d be reopening in the spring after shutting their doors temporarily for renovations. Webster Hall’s one of the most iconic venues in New York City, hosting a slew of legendary acts from Prince to Eric Clapton. Last night, the venue finally re-opened their doors with some assistance from Jay-Z who performed a set of deep cuts for his “B Sides 2” concert. Of course, the grand re-opening wouldn’t have been complete without some assistance from former foes-turned-friends.
Fans coughed up hundreds of dollars — upwards to $1000 — to see Jay-Z perform inside of Webster Hall and there’s no doubt that he delivered a performance worth the high price point. Of course, the rapper delivered a set filled with deep cuts and fan favorites throughout the set but he also brought out a few other legendary rappers from the city. Although Jay and Nas squashed their beef a while back, their beef initially stemmed from “The World Is Yours” sample that Jay used on “Dead Presidents.” Last night, Nas came out to perform “The World Is Yours” before cutting directly into “Dead Presidents II” after Nas rapped the iconic bar, “I’m out for dead presidents to represent me.”
Jay-Z and Jim Jones officially squashed their beef in 2017 after the Dipset rapper inked a deal with Roc Nation. However, Jay and Cam never formally squashed their beef, although Jay did give Cam a shout out after his induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Jay closed the show by bringing out Cam to perform “Welcome To New York” before Jim Jones joined them on stage for “I Really Mean It.”