To commemorate the 10th anniversary of his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, Brookyln rap icon Jay-Z will take the stage June 25 for a one-night only concert at New’s York’s Radio City Music Hall.
The Def Jam Recordings President will perform songs from the album in their entirety.
The concert marks a milestone for Jay-Z, who was recently named “The Greatest MC of All Time” in a recent MTV news survey.
The rapper, born Shawn Carter, struggled to get a record deal a decade ago as his first release was introduced as a bootlegged cassette tape that made its way around New York’s hip-hop community.
The resistance from record labels resulted in the creation of Roc-A-Fella Records and the official release of Reasonable Doubt on June 25, 1996.
Since then, Jay-Z has sold more than 40 million albums, won numerous awards and branched out beyond the rap arena to become the founder and chairman of Rocawear, co-owner of the New Jersey Nets, and co-owner of Carol’s Daughter, a skin care and beauty line.
The wordsmith, who became the first non-athlete to enter into a major footwear co-venture with his S. Carter line for Reebok, also found a vehicle for philanthropic work with his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.
A limited number of tickets for the show will go on sale at 9 a.m. est Friday (June 9) exclusively through Ticketmaster.