Successful American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z is to raise money for the education of less privileged children as he headlines the first ever Hip-Hop concert series scheduled for February 6 and 7 at New York's celebrated Carnegie Hall.
HipHopDX reports that Jay-Z joins Lauryn Hill as one of the few solo Hip Hop artists to perform at the prestigious venue where funds would be raised for the United Way of New York City and the rapper's Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.
“It’s every artists dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall,” Rap Rader quoted the Grammy award winning artist as saying. “The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers makes for a legendary night.”
The news of Jay Z’s education charity projects comes in the thick of his Watch the Throne Tour with Kanye West, touring as the Hip-Hop group The Throne.
Watch the Throne Tour kicked of on a successful note in Atlanta, Georgia in late October and ends on the 18th of December in Vancouver, Canada.
The tour is aimed at promoting Watch the Throne, a recent collaborative album that has scored a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.