Jay Z, 2 Chainz, Timberlake heat up winter concert scene
If you’re looking for reasons to stay indoors over the next few months (and with the wacky weather we’ve been having, who isn’t?), here’s a short list of area shows that should bring the heat. Some ticket info is provided, but for shows that are already sold out, try sites like StubHub.com or AceTicket.com.
Jay Z – Mohegan Sun, Jan. 17, and TD Garden, Jan. 18
Hip-hop mogul Jay Z just wrapped up a joint tour with Justin Timberlake and proved yet again that when it comes to live rap performances, the so-called God MC is second to none (well, except Kanye West). Cool, calm and collected behind the mic, Jay Z dazzles with lyrical dexterity and hypes up crowds with a lengthy roster of hits spanning his 18-year career. Expect a few songs from his latest album “Magna Carta… Holy Grail.” But unlike other rappers who focus on their new material and seem to catch amnesia when it comes to their older songs, Jay Z puts his entire career on display, not just the last year of it. Tickets $30 to $149, Ticketmaster.com.
2 Chainz – House of Blues Boston, Feb. 4
Even if your better judgment tells you not to like 2 Chainz’ raunchy rap music, you should ignore that better judgment and check out the Atlanta wordsmith on his 2 Good To Be T.R.U. tour…continue reading at The Sun Chronicle.