Jay Z's Magna Carter Tour in South Florida: "I'm Gonna Overdeliver Tonight!"

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Check out Crossfade's full 28-photo slideshow from Jay Z at BB&T Center.

Jay Z's Magna Carter World Tour
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Better Than: Another night of solo ass-shaking to The Hits Collection.

"Broward County! West Palm Beach County! Dade County!

"I fuck with y'all so much," Jay Z told the 20,000-strong crowd at last night's South Florida stop of his Magna Carter World Tour, "I'm gonna overdeliver tonight!"

And he did two full hours, 20 songs, and a five-track encore while dropping a few motivational mini-speeches.

He even brought out the big homie, Rick Ross, to let SoFla know that beyond any shadow of a doubt, "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt."

See also: Jay Z and Beyonce Shut Down Miami's Jungle Island for Daughter Blue Ivy's Second B-Day

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Check out Crossfade's full 28-photo slideshow from Jay Z at BB&T Center.

Now, the Jiggaman might've slightly overpromised when he said "overdeliver," because he followed the exact same script as every other night of the Magna Carter trek so far.

But it was still, as he might say, a motherfuckin' legendary show. The pacing was steady, though not slapdash. The art direction was flawless. His flow was impeccable.

And that's because Jay Z is a legend.

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It's been almost 20 years since his debut album, Reasonable Doubt. And he's still running the rap game. That kind of longevity is impressive.

Undoubtedly, Jay Z is one of the only true shotcallers left from hip-hop's mid- to late-'90s gangsta heyday. Because Biggie and 'Pac are dead. And the rest have mostly fallen off. (Except maybe Dr. Dre and Snoop, who respectively match his money-making acumen and knack for tapping into the current cultural moment. Then yes, we've got Sean "Puffy Daddy" Combs.)

But there are also drawbacks to being a rap superstar (and off the streets) for nearly a quarter of a century.

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During the early part of his career, from '96 through the 2000s, Jay expertly and innovatively mined gangsta narratives and that era's whole from-the-corner-to-the-corner-office story arc, and he tied it all back into his own self-chronicled crack-dealing days in Brooklyn's Marcy Houses projects.

But then in late 2003, the rapper decided to retire. And he probably retired because he realized that it was no longer honest to keep documenting a life that he'd left about ten years earlier. So he became CEO of Def Jam. It was what they call an identity crisis.

And last night (even though he unretired and returned to rap almost a decade ago), it still seemed like the Jiggaman is trying to sort that shit out.

See also: Jay Z and Beyonce Visit Wynwood, Chow Down at Joey's Italian Cafe


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BB&T Center

1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, FL

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42 comments
Vince Witty
Vince Witty

Jay Z is a tai bo hoe never forget it

James Smith
James Smith

This article is dead on!!!!! Jay Z is a Legend kn ow doubt But he is no longer Billy the Kid the Outlaw he is now Morgan Stanley part of the problem

Chuck Strigl
Chuck Strigl

This is hilarious... I saw JayZ get snuffed and his chain robbed at Club Cameo in South Beach.... This mofo went running out like a bitch... True story!! Then this clown claims he wont do any more shows in FL til the gun laws are changed in respect to TRAYVON MARTIN...hahaha he must have forgot about Trayvon......While Zimmerman is selling paintings on Ebay for over $100k... With that being said im sure he rocked the house!!!

Natalia Caro
Natalia Caro

So much ignorance, my mind is on overload. Wtf is "under grown" hip hop? You mean underground? Niether Jay nor any other artist vowed to boycott Florida after the Treyvon/Zimmerman verdict. That was one of many ridiculous rumors started on the internet. As for Jay. Numbers don't lie. While everyone else has fallen off (or tragically passed away) he is still relevant. So to paraphrase Jay himself, "Oh, you not feeling him? Fine, it costs you nothing, pay him no mind".

Nastassia Liz Auguiste
Nastassia Liz Auguiste

So Rick Ross came out with his shirt open? He does that a lot it seems. I think it's possible that the shirts don't close anymore.

VicToria Gage
VicToria Gage

I agree Marvin Morán !! HE ALONG WITH NUMEROUS OTHERS VOWED TO BOYCOTT FLORIDA REFERENCE THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAW, IN LIGHT OF THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE! He along with numerous others have made MONEY right here in FLORIDA after Making such statements! FUCKERS.. I DON'T SUPPORT THEM! It's hard to take ANY of them SERIOUS! Meanwhile.... I'm over here living a Regular life & The CELEBRITIES are being Worshipped.. BULLSHIT!

Marvin Morán
Marvin Morán

Wasn't this one the imbeciles talking about he wouldn't perform in Florida cause of the Trayvon verdict? If you have no conviction, don't flap your hot dog lips and then lose credibility chasing $$$$$.

Hans Schemel
Hans Schemel

The most overrated talentless performer yet

Penny Thought
Penny Thought

"feeling some kind of wave, really its a mask; Masquerade, these labels are after slaves, anyway, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR."

Thomas Chamberlain
Thomas Chamberlain

Didn't he say he was never going to play Florida again after the Martin/Zimmerman verdict?

Craig Young
Craig Young

Niurka Reyes did you go to the concert?

Monica Cardona
Monica Cardona

You prolly think he and/or his music sucks because you're prolly are a weezy fan, or some other garbage and if that's the case, I feel sorry for you, que pena.

Lb Scrible
Lb Scrible

n hip hop in under grown...... ppl that r just trendy pussys thinks its on the radio....but hip hop is every where u look.....get 2 turn tables a microphone sum spray cans n sum cardboard go out n make u sum

Eldon Lewis
Eldon Lewis

I went last night and definitely had fun. This show wasn't as good as The Watch The Throne tour w/Yeezus but, it was a good vibe. Timberland was wack. I luv the respect for trap though. Ahhhhh till the next show.

Lachelle Black
Lachelle Black

I wish I had tickets. Jay is the man, Im a fan...right here in Miami.

Karina Tellez
Karina Tellez

it looked boring as shit. great to see his protege (kanye west) passed him up

Ace Greene
Ace Greene

I love how every rapper wants to get rich and get out of the hood and be successful...then when they do they can expect fucktards like the ones here to act like they wouldn't move up if they had a reversal of fortunes. Yeah, fuck Jay Z..he's fake because he has his kids living well and is out of the hood? That's lame. Oh, and once you become successful you're "rapping for the man" or some "illuminati" bullshit.

Lb Scrible
Lb Scrible

hes trash...out of every thing hes ever done he got like 12 bars that r actually hot....n every song hes on now...well he makes a lame song even more garbage....

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

Why the fuck is JayZ dropping Triangle Earth like that shit is his??

Valerie Hower
Valerie Hower

JayZ hasn't lost anything. I saw him in 2003 and also last night at BB&T. In 03 I thought he just tried to rush through songs and do them half ass. Last night was so damn amazing. I loved every minute.

Monica Cardona
Monica Cardona

Hey Miami New Times, you hiring? Cause the columnist who wrote this has no clue. He delivered, period.

Ace Greene
Ace Greene

He still has skills. You can't deny that shit.

goldenunderground
goldenunderground

How is he gonna end with "Forever Young" and call that "over-delivering"?

Will Francis
Will Francis

Damn starting the new year and people already labeling this man after all he's done for this music shit. Get a life Miami Times.

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