With his wife and baby back home in New York, Jay-Z journeyed to Austin, Texas, to headline the “Amex Sync Show” at South by Southwest. After sipping a glass of wine, the hip-hop king stormed the stage at Austin City Lights to his Black Album cut “What More Can I Say.” Rocking a Leroy Jenkins snapback on his head and Nike Air Yeezy 2s on his feet, he performed hit after hit from his expansive catalog for 80 minutes straight.
“All the parents in the house make some noise one time,” Blue Ivy Carter’s father said after performing “Glory” dedicated to his two-month-old daughter. “That might be a first parent shout-out at a rap show.”
He also shouted out Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Michael Jackson (“The greatest who ever did it”) during “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).”
“I’m not going anywhere else,” said the Brooklyn boy before closing with “Encore.”
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