Jay-Z is continuing his charitable ways. After recently contributing $45,000 from his own pocket and $1 from each ticket on his Blueprint Lounge tour to September 11 relief funds, Jigga is ready to raise more money.
Tickets went on sale Friday (November 9) for two Jay-Z benefit concerts at New York’s Apollo Theater on November 23. According to a spokesperson for Roc-A-Fella Records, 100 percent of the shows’ net profits (tickets range from $31 to $51) will go to Jay’s charitable organization Team Roc, which is committed to helping educate less fortunate children.
The Roc-A-Fella spokesperson said the concerts, which start at 7 and 11 p.m., should not be unlike his Blueprint Lounge sets, during which Jay had no opening act and performed most of the songs by himself. At the benefit shows, however, he will be accompanied by most of his roster of artists, including Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek, who both appeared on Jay-Z’s recent tour.
Jay’s Blueprint Lounge tour raised more than $35,000 for the September 11 funds, the spokesperson said.