If tales of flossing money, women, Bentleys, hustling street lore and the bling-bling lifestyle is your thing, then mark your calendar for Sept. 26 at The Ritz in Raleigh. That's when Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella cohorts will be bringing his much-anticipated Blueprint Tour to Raleigh to put it down at The Ritz. Jay-Z proteges Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek will also be along for the ride with Jigga, who'll probably have a few surprise guests as well. Few in the rap game can spit flows or spin stylish, infectious tales like Jay-Z. The Brooklyn-born rapper, who's been a hot item since releasing his now-classic debut CD, Reasonable Doubt, is never at a loss for words--on his or any other rapper's CD that he appears on. Jigga has also established himself as a ghostwriter, penning a slew ofs hits for rap artists such as Foxy Brown and Dr. Dre, among others. So get ready, because the Jigga-Man will be live and spitting his futuristic flows in Raleigh. Holla!
"Everybody answers to some identifying characteristics. But that's not who they are as an artist. The goal is to write a book that will speak to Ecuadoreans and Latvians as eloquently as it does to Carolinians."
This fall features a pair of hardcore political exhibitions perfect for those of us with our dander already up, as well as an impressive schedule of free events from the Triangle Photography Consortium.