Jay-Z’s entire SXSW set posted online on YouTube
March 14, 2012
American Express, who sponsored the live stream of Jay-Z’s show at this year’s SXSW in Austin, posted the entire recording of the show on YouTube today. Nevermind the stream was all to advertise a credit card incentive program, the show itself was uninterrupted and was just Jay-Z on an X-shaped stage with all the prerequisite lights necessary of a performer of his stature. The hour-long set had songs from both pre-retirement and post-retirement periods, but with a heavy emphasis on The Black Album material. Nothing from Reasonable Doubt but judging by the crowd, it didn’t look like it they would have recognized that stuff anyway. But I digress…
UPDATE: Actually, I take that back, this was only the first hour of his show, despite the labeling on the YouTube page. The stream itself did not end with “Encore”, but lasted about an hour after so.