The Pope’s of Hip Hop ready to take over the CathedralMay 13, 2010
Rap superstars Jay-Z and Eminem announced yesterday on ESPN and YES that they will team-up for two monster Hip Hop shows in September. The duo spent a few minutes in the booth with Michael Kay and company Wednesday night and said the first show will take place at Comerica Park in Detroit on September 2nd. The final show of the “home and home series” will touch down in New York on September 13 at the brand new Yankee Stadium. It will be the first concert ever at the new Cathedral and tickets for both shows go on sale June 12th.
Jay-Z has apparently “made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can” and Eminem was recently named the Soundscan artist of the decade. Slim’s first single, “Not Afraid,” for his new album “Recovery” also became only the second Hip Hop song ever to debut at #1 on the Billboard chart.
“This is a once in a lifetime set of shows and I know we’re both really going to bring it to our home towns. The fans are going to love this–and so am I. It’s gonna be historic,” said Eminem.
Jay-Z chimed in stating, “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.”
In other Yankee related news, who is this Phil Hughes character? The young smoke-thrower improved to 5-0 on the season after dominating the Tigers Wednesday night. Hughes’ ERA now stands at an impressive 1.38 as well. For all the flack that Cashman has received over the years, hanging on to the 24 year-old appears to be a brilliant move.
Although some can question the trade of Austin Jackson for Curtis Granderson early on in this season.