No spoilers here. We have no advance knowledge of what you are about to read. But with the Eminem and Jay-Z stadium concerts launching this Thursday at Detroit’s Comerica Park, followed by their appearance September 12-13 at Yankee Stadium , we here at MTV News have started our speculation about who the two titans might bring onstage with them. Let’s face it, with Jay-Z, you’re bound to see anybody. He doesn’t just bring out people with whom he’s recorded songs. Hov has been known to bring out superstars who just happen to have a hot record at the time and let them rock with their own mini-set.
Eminem is a little different. His track record shows that he mostly sticks to family at his concerts. So when the shows in the D come around in the next few days, you have to feel that D12 are more than likely a given. We don’t know for sure, but we’d bank on it. Could we see Em bringing out his new signees Slaughterhouse? Makes perfect sense. At a minimum, we speculate he’ll share some mic time with fellow Detroit ambassador and his friend Royce Da 5’9″.
We’ve made our own dream list of who we’d like to see Jay-Z and Eminem bring out on the stage and rhyme with. We’ll see if any of this comes to fruition when their shows launch on Thursday. Even if the two decide there will be no guests, we’re pretty much guaranteed a historic show anyway. Their two catalogs are boundless. Plus, a joint performance of “Renegade” should be a given, right?
Our Dream Jay-Z Set Collaborations
Jay-Z and Nas – “Black Republican” and “Success”
Jay-Z and Rick Ross – “Free Mason”
Jay-Z and Drake – “Light Up”
Jay-Z, Kanye West and T.I. – “Swagga Like Us”
Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz – “On to the Next One”
Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj – “Monster”
Jay-Z, Kanye West and Swizz Beatz – “Power” remix
Jay-Z and Coldplay – “Lost” remix
Our Dream Eminem Set Collaborations
Eminem, Kanye West, Drake – “Forever”
Eminem and 50 Cent – “Patiently Waiting” and “Gatman and Robbin”
Eminem and Dr. Dre – “Forgot About Dre”
Eminem and Pink – “Won’t Back Down”
Eminem and Rihanna – “Love the Way You Lie”
Eminem and Aerosmith – “Sing for the Moment”
Eminem and Akon – “Smack That”
On Thursday and Friday at Comerica Park, Jay will take the stage first and Eminem ends the night with his set. On September 13 and 14, Eminem will hit the stage before Jay-Z closes it out.
Will you be attending any of the Jay-Z/Eminem co-headlining concerts? Tell us in the comments.