By Keiana Smith-McDowell, DC Music Live
On Thursday, Jay Z touched down in Washington D.C. performing at a packed Verizon Center as a stop on his Magna Carta World Tour. Jay Z opened the show with “U Don’t Know,” from arguably one of his best albums The Blueprint and from there continued walking the crowd down memory lane performing popular songs from Vol.2… Hard Knock Life, The Black Album, and his Summer 2013 release, Magna Carta… Holy Grail.
Jay has a long history of hits – 17 years to be exact – and reminded the screaming crowd last night saying “I got a million of these,” but it was songs like “On to the Next One,” and “Big Pimpin’” that kept the people on their feet.
During the show, Hov showed love to Oakland rapper, Too $hort with a mix of “Blow the Whistle” and “99 Problems.” He also acknowledged former NBA Player and Maryland native Sam “Sam I Am” Cassel, and Georgetown University professor, Michael Eric Dyson, whom he referred to as “Royalty.”
Jay Z ended the show with “Young, Forever” – a tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Check out some video from last nights show after the jump.