The crowd who made their way to Jay-Z’s kick off show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday night (September 28) were not one bit disappointed. Attendees also included starts like J. Cole, Lil Cease and Pharrell who took to Twitter after the show, sharing a photo of himself and Jay, writing, “@S_C destroyed it tonight.” Check out what fans had to say about the show in the video above.
After stripping off his bubble vest revealing a black Nets jersey with the number four on his chest (to commemorate his own December 4 birthday), the God MC tore through tracks like “99 Problems,” “Run This Town” and “Empire State of Mind” one by one. He even threw in a brand-new a cappella freestyle to the crowd’s delight. “Shooters on my team,no really I got shooters on my team,” he spit, making reference to his part ownership of the Nets and the street ties he still claims to carry.
Jay did all his hits like “Big Pimpin’ ” and “Hard Knock Life,” but also showed love to his day-one fans rocking early catalog songs like “Dead Presidents,” “Can I Live” and the underground track “Marcyville.” The crowd continually showered him with praise, adoration and, of course, boisterous Brooklyn chants to mark the occasion.