Saturday, September 12, 2009

News: Jigga Rocks NYC Hard


For New Yorkers, every Sept. 11 is a chance to remember the dead and reaffirm the resiliency of the living.

Hometown hero Jay-Z did both Friday night, marking the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks with Answer the Call, a triumphant two-hour performance atMadison Square Garden.

"We're celebrating life tonight," said the 39-year-old, Brooklyn-born rapper, rallying the capacity crowd midway through his set. "We're celebrating strength tonight."

The concert, a fundraising event for the families of New York City police officers and firefighters who died responding to the attacks, featured nearly as many guest performers as it did hit songs.


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