Video: Jay-Z – Chicago Freestyle + “Venus vs. Mars” + “Hate”

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“The Blueprint that ‘Ye followed”/Too hard a pill for R. Kelly to swallow”

Jay was in Chicago last night for a special FREE performance courtesy of Samsung & AT&T as part of their Summer Krush Tour.  You already know Dallas and I were on hand to report, as we celebrated with Hov on the release day of his latest venture, the Blueprint 3 [in stores now].  Hov played his extensive catalog of hits, but only ran through a handful of songs from his latest release (“D.O.A.”, “Run This Town”, “Hater” & “Venus vs. Mars”).  The highlight for me was his Chicago freestyle, where he touches on everyone from Kanye to Kells to Oprah to Jordan to Obama.  I guess Jay does have a lot of people here.  He performed with a live band and even let Memphis Bleek come out and play hypeman.  Unfortunately for Malik, he didn’t get any verses.  Too bad they didn’t snag Twista and run through “Is That Your Chick”

Athletes such as Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose, Michael Finley and Andre Igoudala watched on as Hov brought the House down.  A big special thanks to the folks with Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Tour series.  A job well done.

Below catch his rendition of “Venus vs. Mars” and “Hate”, and be sure to hit the jump for his set list.

“Venus vs. Mars” + “Hate”

+ Run This Town
+ D.O.A.
+ Take Over (Music Only)
+ U Don’t Know
+ 99 Problems
+ I Know
+ Allure
+ Venus vs. Mars
+ Haters
+ Dirt Off Your Shoulders
+ Heart of the City
+ Diamonds
+ Jigga my Nigga
+ Izzo
+ Jigga What
+ Give It To Me
+ Show Me What You Got

Encore Set:
+ Big Pimpin

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