Jay-Z, Eminem batting leadoff in Yankee Stadium concert history

June 7, 2010 by Clark 

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Jay-Z hasn’t been named the official musical artist of the New York Yankees. But their unofficial alignment only keeps gathering steam.

Thursday night, the Yankee announced that Jay-Z, along with Motown hip-hop impresario Eminem, will christen the new Yankee Stadium with its first concert, on Sept. 13. The pair were at Comerica Park in Detroit last night for the Tigers-Yankees game; they’ll also perform at Comerica on Sept. 2 in what the Yankees are billing a “home-and-home” series.

Jay-Z, of course, penned what became the Yankees’ unofficial anthem on their march to their first World Series title in a decade; he performed “Empire State of Mind” before Game 2 of the World Series, and if you heard that song once last autumn, you heard it a thousand times. (Though it should be noted that Derek Jeter has moved on to a different selection for his walk-up music.).

In the afterglow of the championship, Jay-Z hitched a ride with Alex Rodriguez on a float in the Yankees’ victory parade, and A-Rod later showed up at a party hosted by Hova.

And of course, Jay-Z endeared himself to Yankee fans everywhere when he slapped fading Red Sox slugger David Ortiz with a lawsuit after Ortiz opened a nightclub in the Dominican that Jay-Z felt infringed on his brand.

So while Jay-Z famously rapped that he “made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can,” one thing is becoming abundantly clear: These two megabrands are quite happy in this symbiotic relationship.

Source

Celebrity Gossip – Rumorficial

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