Jay-Z Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle, Disses ‘Avengers’ During Webster Hall Show

Jay-Z performed “B-Sides” at the newly renovated Webster Hall in New York Friday night. The hall had been closed for a year and a half for renovations.

Jay-Z thanked the crowd, thank you all for being here, this means a lot to me. I know the Avengers is playing in a theater down the block and all but the Avengers aren’t even real.

The venue holds 1,400 making it an extremely intimate performance and probably Jay-Z’s most intimate in years when you consider how many stadiums he has performed in.

“Gentrify your own hood before these people do it. Claim eminent domain and have your people move in. That’s a small glimpse into what Nipsey was doing. For anybody still confused as to what he was doing.” – Jay Z

Jay-Z has evolved over the years into a much more self-aware rapper and less bragging about material things.

How do you feel about Jay-Z’s growth and evolution?

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