Jay-Z electrifies the crowd at "Made In America."
Jay-Z's has made 2017 his comeback year and, for those who have been fortunate enough to score tickets to one of his recent live shows, the experience hasn't disappointed in the slightest.
Coming off the release of 4:44, Hov's intensely personal and very highly-regarded thirteenth studio effort, the world has been immersed in Jay mania since the late spring. Featuring some strong statements on the album, from his mother's coming out as a lesbian to addressing his supposed infidelity issues with his wife Beyonce, it's a collection of tracks that showcase Mr. Carter's excellent writing skills as well as a penchant for pushing the envelope and voicing his rhymes with more raw detail than most. The result, for the large majority of fans, was the ability to hear Jay-Z at the top of his lyrical game once again and, potentially, providing himself with an ideal career swan song. However, before any rumors of retirement can be quantified or not, the rapper is embarking on an expansive North American tour that die-hards can now get a taste of in a new concert video.
Jay's streaming service, Tidal, has uploaded the full-length version of his much-talked about Made In America set, where he ran the gamut through his large collection of hits while playing a significant portion of his new tracks from 4:44. Songs like "Bam" and "The Story of O.J." take center stage, where the veteran emcee delivers them with panache to an adoring sea of supporters. However, as is normally the case in situations like this, the classics dominate the positive fan reaction, with tracks like "Public Service Announcement" and "N****s in Paris" eliciting enthusiastic singalong sessions from those who were in attendance. Whether it's a preview for a show of his that you're going to or simply a jaw-dropping spectacle to be enjoyed via your laptop or streaming TV app, this concert video is definitely worth the watch.
Speaking of Hov's live shows, he's also showed his support for Colin Kaepernick, whom he dedicated his Meadow's Music and Arts Festival performance of "The Story of O.J." to. Stream his Made In America set below.