In one of the gutsiest album launches ever, this past Saturday, November 18th, homie did 7 half-hour concerts in 7 cities in 24 hours – in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Called “The Hangar Tour“…
…(because his plane was touching down in hangar after hangar as he made his way across the country), it was a bonafide blockbusting blowout!!! Now here’s the best part:
As y’all know, I was under the weather for most of the week with what was a seriously kick-ass stomach flu. I didn’t get out of bed until 4pm this past Saturday, and that was just to walk my dogs. While I was walking them, my dear friend, the gorgeous and talented Lyn Talbert…
…called and left me a message saying she had tickets for his L.A. appearance that was to take place at 11:30pm that night and she wanted to know if I wanted to go. I almost lost my mind when I heard the message and couldn’t dial her fast enough. I was going to that concert, even if it meant I had to be in a Hazmat suit and a pair of Depends. And dammit, I went. Shonuf, shonuf!!! (No Depends were necessary.)
And because I love y’all so, I wanted to share the experience with you, so I took my five-year-old (but still quite effective) digital camera to snap some pics and video. As a result, I created my very first music video!!! I edited it and put in some cool effects and errthang!!!
Jigga after taking a sip of water.
And lastly, here’s my very first music video. Sure, the audio may be a bit sucky (suddenly getting loud in some places, a bit crispy and poppy in others), but hey, this is my first time at the rodeo. But it won’t be my last, you can bet that. I’m gonna be bucking on bulls, lassoing coyotes (pronounced “kah-yoat“), boot-scootin’, and two-steppin’ in no time flat. I’m a quick study, and I think I’ve discovered something that fascinates me a bit. (You can also go HERE to MTV’s site for more professional clips of Hov’s live performances at various stops on the “The Hangar Tour.”)
Anyway, here’s my video.* Be kind. I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my…you know. This comes from the heart ’cause I luh y’all and I luh Jigga, and I luh, luh, luh Lyn for putting me on to this. It’s only 45 seconds long (yeah, I said it…my old camera only does 15 seconds of video at a time, so I spliced together three videos), but it’s 45 seconds of Hova. What more do you need?
*That’s right, I was brave (cough, foolish, cough) enough to upload it to YouTube, that way I could embed it in this blog easier. I must be really delusional to put it out there for public consumption. Hey, where’s my beret, my high chair, and my bullhorn? I think I might just wanna di-wreck!!!
**Thanks, Lyn!!! You made my whole month with this!!! And it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!!!
AP: Jay-Z performs last of 7 concerts in day
MTV.com: Jay-Z Video Vault
Rocafella.com: JAY-Z’s “Hangar Tour” Hits 7 Cities In Less Than 24 Hours!
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Previously: The Lo Zone: Kingdom Coming.