On Wednesday (September 10), New York radio station Power 105.1 announced that its Powerhouse concert, taking place on October 28, will be headlined by both Mr. Carters. The show takes place at a venue Hov knows very well: the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home to his New Jersey Nets. More names of performers will be revealed in the coming weeks, although Ne-Yo has also been announced as appearing on the bill.
Now, let's do take two. Jay-Z and T.I.: same night, same place.
Power 99-FM in Philadelphia (sister station to 105.1) recently announced that Jay and the King of the South will be performing at the Wachovia Center in the City of Brotherly Love on October 24. Ne-Yo is on that bill as well, along with fellow R&B knockout-punchers Keyshia Cole and T-Pain.
And October is looking like it will be "Roc-Tober," as Jay will be playing an L.A. show as well: He's the main attraction for the re-opening of the Hollywood Palladium on October 15.
Maybe Jay will pull some of the records from his forthcoming Blueprint 3 LP out of the bag. He's been working in Hawaii and in New York on the project with Kanye West, who may be producing the entire album. "Jockin' Jay-Z" — which the pair premiered at Kanye's show at Madison Square Garden last month — and "Swagger Like Us (S.L.U.)" — Jay's collaboration with T.I., Kanye and Lil Wayne — are the only songs from the project that have been aired thus far. The latter will also appear in T.I.'s September 30 release, Paper Trail.
Jay's latest round of guest appearances includes the remix of Raphael Saadiq's just-released "Oh Girl" and Jadakiss' "Who Run This," on which Jay declares the return of Roc-A-Fella.