October 24, 2016


Jay Z to Hold Cleveland Concert for Hillary Clinton Supporters

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIDAL

UPDATE (10/25 at 10:45pm): According to Stereogum, the concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 4. Click here for more ticket information. A press release states, 

“Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis near the Cuyahoga County Board of elections at 3030 Euclid Avenue from Friday, 10/28 to Sunday, 10/30, and beginning on Monday, 10/31 at Hillary for Ohio campaign offices.” 

Original Story (10/24): Jay Z is planning a concert in Cleveland, Ohio in support of Hillary Clinton, an aide for the Democratic presidential candidate reports (via Buzzfeed). As of now, there are no details of the event's date, time, venue or potential guests. But the artist is reportedly set to headline, with the pre–Election Day concert aimed at young black voters.

"The concert would be a major coup for the Clinton campaign, which has struggled to excite young black voters. High turnout among younger voters of color would make it virtually impossible for Trump to win," BuzzFeed writes.

Jay Z has shown his political stance before, performing at Columbus rally with Bruce Springsteen in 2012 in support of President Barack Obama’s reelection. He and wife Beyoncé also hung out with Bill Clinton at this summer's Made in America festival.

Below, watch Roc-A-Fella Records label co-founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke give Fuse the scoop about unheard Reasonable Doubt–era Jay Z music: