Supposedly, Jay-Z makes a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can. Although I don’t believe that claim for a minute, he will be making Yankee history this September as he and Eminem will be the first two artists to play a concert at the new Yankee Stadium. The hip hop duo announced last night their plans to play in Detroit at Comerica Park on September 2 and at Yankee Stadium on September 13. Jay-Z will headline in New York while Eminem will carry top billing in his native town.
Jay-Z, who performed “Empire State of Mind” at Yankee Stadium prior to Game 2 of the 2009 World Series, issued a statement about the date: “These shows are like a dream come true. I’ve always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come? Fun and historic — a great combination all around the board.”