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(Jay-Z and Kanye West perform “Power (Remix)” and bring out Nicki to do “Monster,” via Nigel/RealTalkNY)

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MissInfo: Tonight me and my girl D took the train up to the Bronx for Night #1 of the Home and Home concert: Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium (previous stop: Detroit’s Comerica Park). It was my first time at Yankee Stadium. And I don’t just mean the new one. *ashamed* So the whole night was exciting. The place was beautiful, you could feel the wealth of the organization. The crowd was very ‘Yo Bro,’ and at one point a guy behind us screamed to someone, ‘Show me your t-ts!’ (smh) Also, I don’t know where the hyped gourmet eats were but I had a lukewarm Nathans that meh. (It’s unacceptable for the Nathans at a Home Depot to be tastier than the home of the World Series Champs.)
But back to the concert…..It was major as promised, both in scope, in polish, and in star-power. Both Eminem and Jay-Z showcased their best work and biggest crowdpleasers. Eminem brought out Dr. Dre, D-12, 50 Cent and G-unit. Then Jay-Z brought out Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Martin, Memphis Bleek, Swizz Beatz and Beyonce. But more importantly, he also performed 4 songs live for the first time…

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…Jay kicked it off by doing both Kanye’s “Power (Remix)” and his “Monster” track with Nicki. This was a pure gift to the hardcore hip hop fans that probably confused the mostly “mainstream” crowd. Later on, the gifts continued with a performance of “Most Kingz” with Chris Martin, and “Light Up” with Drake. So I couldn’t complain about having to hear “Forever Young,” especially since Beyonce sang the chorus beautifully. (But if you have one of the most stunning women on the planet onstage, why only let her fill in for Mr. Hudson? She could have sung with Kanye and maybe used the n-word one. JK ; )
If there were any drawbacks, it was the audio; sometimes the vocals were frustratingly muddy or low compared to the live band. Blame the acoustics of Yankee Stadium? (A twitterer said he had the same issue with Comerica) The fact that I couldnt hear Em’s verse on “Renegade” or Nicki’s verse during “Monster” made me crazy though. On the plus side, it was hilarious watching the two lyric-transcription screens try to keep up with all the night’s spit.
PS: Allegedly A-Rod gave Hov and his biz-partner OG Juan their own Yankee World Series Winner rings? Wowza. Jay was wearing it during his intro.
PPS: I heard Amber Rose was backstage but not with Kanye. She’s rocking pink hair.

(photos by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

(Eminem brings out B.o.B., 50 Cent & G-Unit, D-12 & Dr. Dre for his set at Yankee Stadium Video courtesy of Nigel D/RTNY)

(Jay-Z and Chris Martin/Coldplay perform “Heart of the City” and “Most Kingz” via Waterblocknyc)

(Jay-Z performs “Renegade” with Eminem & brings Drake out to perform “Light Up” for the first time. Video courtesy of Nigel D. of RTNY)

(Jay-Z and Beyonce perform “Forever Young” via Waterblocknyc)

Home and Home set list (via reader Anthony Cruz. Now this is what you call a hip hop fan!)
Eminem’s set:
Won’t Back Down
Square Dance
Kill You
No Love
So Bad
Cleanin Out My Closet
Say I Am
Fight Music (with D12)
Purple Pills (with D12)
My Band (with D12)
Airplanes Part 2 (with B.o.B)
Sing For The Moment
Like Toy Soldiers
Patiently Waiting (with 50 Cent)
(I Get Money – 50 Cent)
(Beamer, Benz, Bentley – Lloyd Banks)
(In Da Club – 50 Cent)
Till I Collapse
Cindarella Man
Love The Way You Lie
My Name Is
Still D.R.E. (with Dr. Dre)
Nuthin But A G Thang (with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)
Crack A Bottle
Real Slim Shady
Without Me
Not Afraid
Lose Yourself

Jay-Z’s set:
Dynasty Intro
Run This Town (with Kanye West)
Power Remix (with Kanye West)
Monster (with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj)
(Can’t Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West)
(Good Life – Kanye West)
On To The Next One (with Swizz Beatz)
Lucifer (Snippet)
Free Mason
Renegade w/ Eminem
Takeover (Intro)
U Don’t Know
99 Problems
Jigga What
Big Pimpin
Hard Knock Life
One More Chance (Tribute)
Juicy (Tribute)
A Dream
Ain’t No Love (with Chris Martin)
Most Kings/Viva La Vida Remix (with Chris Martin)
(Miss Me – Drake)
Light Up (with Drake)
Forever Young (with Beyonce)
Already Home
Empire State Of Mind (with Bridget Kelly)
Thank You
Jigga My Nigga
Best Of Me
You, Me, Him, Her (Snippet)
Where I’m From
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
I Just Wanna Love You