Jay-Z Concert Actually Happens, Mary J. Steals the Show

Rapper Jay-Z descended on Oakland’s Oracle Arena last night for a much-anticipated show with queen of R&B Mary J. Blige and over-hyped “ghetto falsetto” opener The-Dream. (How the “ghetto falsetto” craze got started is really anybody’s guess, but please, someone, make it stop). Complete with fiery geysers, splashy video projections, staged dramatizations of the break-up songs, guest appearances by Memphis Bleek, and yes, a real live band with real horns and a real R&B string section, the show was a typical blow-out affair.

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