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Jay-Z & Young Jeezy Sell Out Philips Arena Saturday

Hip hop icon Jay-Z brought his BP3 Tour to sold out Philips Arena Saturday night. Also performing were Young Jeezy, Trey Songz and Bridget Kelly. Opening songs in Jay-Z’s set included “Run This Town’, “Death of Auto-Tune” and a duet of “Empire State of Mind” with Bridget Kelly.

And while we weren’t there to cover it, Robb Cohen was handy with his camera. Click here for a full gallery of the show. If you made the show, tell us about what you saw. How did it compare to other Jay-Z shows?

(Photo Credit: Robb Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit for Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries. by Atlanta Photographer Robb Cohen www.RobbsPhotos.com

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Sherry

February 28th, 2010
8:26 am

My daughter just called and said that the concert was undescribably good. She still can’t believe that she was there and how fnatastic it was. She last saw J in concert 10 years ago in providence, R. I.. She says that the energy was out of this world!

Mister Teacher Man

February 28th, 2010
9:31 am

Jon

February 28th, 2010
9:31 am

Jay Z is a living legend.
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david lockett

February 28th, 2010
9:53 am

Jay Z been n the game along time and i here people saying he has all this power and money and all thats good but when is he going to start giving back to the peolpe at least do a free concert or open up a learning center or homeless shelter or feed the hungry. hes a legend alright

DawgFan24

February 28th, 2010
10:35 am

Would have love to go see this, but not for over $100 bucks a ticket like he was charging!

Kim

February 28th, 2010
10:37 am

Chilliepeppa

February 28th, 2010
10:38 am

Mr.Lockett,

Please do research before you comment: Jay Z does so much. Example: Water for life campaig. Thanks to Jay-Z’s donation, the school was able to build a water tower, where clean water is pumped by a merry-go-round that the students can play on every day (Abrantes,2009. You can go to this site and read more. http://newsroom.mtv.com/tag/water-for-life/

The Dogfighter Returns

February 28th, 2010
10:49 am

Wow no one got shot at a rap concert? ain’t that something. once you jack up the cost of admission the gangbangers just stay home.

jay just needs to retire.

HP

February 28th, 2010
11:00 am

Jay, come back to Atlanta! I waited too late and the concert was sold out.

jay-z fan

February 28th, 2010
11:00 am

ummm mr. lockett, have you been living under a rock all these years. jay-z just did one of his biggest shows a couple of months ago on 9-11 for FREE…please do your research next time before you start questioning a person’s character, ethics, or trying to use the “what have you done for the community lately”..people, i tell ya…

40th Street Black

February 28th, 2010
11:12 am

Mr.Lockett must have been doing hard time or was freezed dried because the 9/11 concert at Madison Square Garden was fantastic and free.

Smokey

February 28th, 2010
11:28 am

It is a shame how Jay-Z and his wife got beats and pimping people with the trash they sing about. Wake up people they buying planes, mansions, $30,000 hair weaves, living the best life selling trash about sex, how to have sex, living and look at your life. The world is in a mess and look who you worshiping.

realist

February 28th, 2010
11:36 am

One of the Best concerts ive been to….closest thing to or even BETTER than seeing the Beatles Rolling Stones or MJ

LIVING LEGEND

realist

February 28th, 2010
11:46 am

the best concert ive ever been to was Jay-Z haha ,Radio City Music Hall he had a symphony behind him couldnt explain how dramatic that was …but last night was AMAZING

fish2774

February 28th, 2010
12:05 pm

The show was awesome. For those that haven’t had the opportunity to experience this brotha’s performance you will not be disappointed. The show actually went into overdrive for almost and extra hour. There’s one thing I really want to know? Who said, you’re to old to listen to rap music? The major of the people in the building was over 25 yrs old including grandparents and cougars on the prowl in the building.

rw

February 28th, 2010
12:07 pm

Fun Girl

February 28th, 2010
12:10 pm

I wish music artists from Atlanta could write, record and produce a HIT song about the city.

That garbage that Ludacris produced “Welcome to Atlanta” was a horrible mess! And Dallas Austin’s “I love the ATL” well you see how far that went.

Jay-z and Alicia did a fantastic job with New York!

Come’on Atlanta artsists stop making songs about “shaking it low to the ground” and give the city a song that will stand the test of time!

If New York is a city where dreams are made – according to Jay and Alicia….then what is Atlanta?

I’m just saying!

Have a great day everyone. I’m off to Chow Baby.

Jay-Z fan since Hard Knock Life

February 28th, 2010
12:32 pm

Last night was AMAZING. Easily THE BEST concert I have ever attended. EVER…The energy in Philips last night was crazy!! All acts were excellent but Jay-Z took the cake. I paid $129 for seats close to the stage and would have paid even more.

I MUST see him perform live in NYC.

Sada'

February 28th, 2010
12:33 pm

THE ROC WAS IN THE BUILDIN’ last night!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are a true hip-hop head and know what TRUE hip-hop is, I’d have to say that you truly enjoyed yourself by witnessing a LIVING HIP-HOP LEGEND…… This is third out of fourth time I have gone to see Jigga and once again he DID NOT DISAPPOINT (the other concert was rained out at Chastain on July 12, 2009, so this definitely made up for it)…..FOREVER A JAY-Z FAN! And to all those that Hate on Jay-Z just listen to “Hate” on BP3 it’s especially made for you… :-)

Taylor

February 28th, 2010
12:49 pm

Amazing concert. I went with my girlfriend and Jay Z tore it down. The production of it all was just WOW.

Taylor

February 28th, 2010
12:52 pm

Smokey

February 28th, 2010
11:28 am

It is a shame how Jay-Z and his wife got beats and pimping people with the trash they sing about. Wake up people they buying planes, mansions, $30,000 hair weaves, living the best life selling trash about sex, how to have sex, living and look at your life. The world is in a mess and look who you worshiping.

haha what an idiot. I am pretty sure their songs aren’t about sex and how to have it.

quantrell bingham

February 28th, 2010
1:04 pm

i wouldnt pay a 100 to see him nas is the best

Bevis

February 28th, 2010
1:09 pm

I went to the concert last night and really enjoyed it. It was worth the $100 I spent….Lots of enery in Phillips Arena

TS

February 28th, 2010
1:22 pm

What…No article on the George Strait concert? Atlanta needs a newspaper that actually caters to taxpaying citizens, not the ones who live off handouts.

jay-z fan

February 28th, 2010
1:43 pm

to all the jay-z haters let him do him and you do you,he’s doin what works for him you do what works for you.Ceo hater….

Ro

February 28th, 2010
1:44 pm

I attended da J-Hova extravaganzza last nite & he really put on a gr8 show. Not 2 mention d@ Jeezy really put on 4 his City. Trey lost me on a couple of hi notes but Hova resurrected him with his many songs. Hova jus wouldnt stop. He was still on stage when i left da building. It was well worth it.

Maretta

February 28th, 2010
1:46 pm

How do those entertainers see out of those dark glasses.

Tiffany W.

February 28th, 2010
2:25 pm

The concert was amazing!!!! Jay-Z is a true showman and designs his shows with his fans in mind. He did every song you could possibly imagine and then some! He even let a person in the audience request a song. Favorite part of the night was when Jay came out and “Run This Town” started playing. The crowd went CRAZY!!!!! The musicians, the energy and crowd participation was awesome! Job well done.

Justin

February 28th, 2010
2:57 pm

Probably one of the best concerts I’ve been to. Jay-Z is amazing.

jay z is the master

February 28th, 2010
3:03 pm

we knocked down a bottle of leblon, went to a great Jay Z show, and partied all nite

looking forward to the next one!

BigNat

February 28th, 2010
3:04 pm

If you all do your research, you’d see that he is an occultist Satan worshiper and you all just funded his ministry. Jay-Z, his wife and many more are enslaving your minds and indoctrinating the devil’s religion into your spirit. So go head and throw up ya Roc. In the end, Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. You bunch of idol worshipers amaze me.

FlSun

February 28th, 2010
3:24 pm

One of the best concert’s I have been too. My hubby and I were on our feet the entire time.

Tom

February 28th, 2010
3:26 pm

I am a white citizen and I live in Cherokee County (white area) and we have homes here in my subdivision for 500K to 1,000,000,000 and from Aug. 2009 to Dec. 2009 we have had 11 (white) citizens to committ suicide and not one time did I see it on the news. I guess its to sweep it under the rug. Just because you dont hear about it does not mean its not happening in our community as well. I even had to evacuate my home because one was a stand off.

I have a 13 year old son and I heard one of Jay Z songs titled Death to autotune and I thought it was awesome. So congrats to him on his concert selling out.

ZELDA

February 28th, 2010
3:36 pm

Concert was great!!! Jay -Z rock the house… & Keith who cares about your hating on blacks, don’t you lose your job and kill your whole family then be on most wanted….Now see how stupid that sounds so stop cause every Black person is not bad. Just like every White is not… Go to church you are a hater and need help. We talking about a Concert grow up people its not that serious!

Jackie D.

February 28th, 2010
4:12 pm

Hands down….this concert was incredible. (HATERS PLEASE FALL WAY BACK OFF THE CLIFF).

King

February 28th, 2010
4:20 pm

I guess the recession is over! J-Z sells out PA! Somebody got some money! I love JZ music for the most part, and thats not the problem, My problem is everybody I know that went is UNEMPLOYED and living with moms! The biggest complainers of the economy but yet JZ sells out PA! Black people need to get themselves together and lets all have something! Whoever read this and say I’m a hater you can eat a $$$K!

King

February 28th, 2010
4:27 pm

JZ is the TRUTH when it comes to rapping, but I’m sorry MJ was the only one who could $100+ for a concert.

Paul

February 28th, 2010
4:32 pm

King your a liar!!!! you are just trying to get people to respond just like Keith. Get a life and don’t hide behind your post. Paul Walters Atlanta Ga.

King

February 28th, 2010
4:34 pm

NOW JZ and BUSTA RHYMES! They can get $65.00 dont laugh @ me.lol. Ice cube & Scarface can get $75.00 lil W…..gets nothing but bootleg action! I support real artist…….just keeping it real.

King

February 28th, 2010
4:41 pm

Paul Walters, dude lets engage in constructivness and not name calling. If I said something that needs to be corrected I will do that but dont stoop to name calling as if we are not capable of conversing with respect…..try again.

vuduchld

February 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

Reading the comments on the concert is a joke. I listened to the BP CD and it is good, for what music is now. Still, this CD would not hold up over a longer period because it would have a “dated” feel to it. As for dropping more than 100 bones to see Jay-Z, nope, wouldn’t do that. There are only two artists I would drop thant kind of money to see and they’re both gone, Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson.

Red

February 28th, 2010
4:46 pm

VUDUCHLD We all have personal taste, some comments may be a joke to you but some people would not pay to see the artist that you like.So don’t bash the blog.

Karen

February 28th, 2010
4:56 pm

OMG!!!!!!We had a blast. What a great show.

bigmik

February 28th, 2010
4:59 pm

Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of

New York

tell it like it is

February 28th, 2010
6:33 pm

Hey Big nat I feel ya! Unfortunately the world doesn’t understand the spiritual concept of life and death is in the power of the tongue. I don’t know if Jay Z and his wife are satan worshippers by choice, but unfortunately unless you know what it means to be truly free in christ. As the good book says you are a slave to whatever has masted you. Unfortunately we live in a world where a lot of entertainers are a slave to their own sin

j

February 28th, 2010
6:52 pm

Jay is a living legend.His show with mary was awesome.I wish i went to the atl show.I have to settle for the dc show.

jay z fan from alabama

February 28th, 2010
6:59 pm

Yes i travel all the way from alabama to watch this concert. it has to be the best concert i went to so far. wish alabama could get major artist like Hov but we don’t have anywhere to hold the crowd. i also agree if WE stop responding to ignorance it will go away.

Shannon B.

February 28th, 2010
7:32 pm

ZELDA

February 28th, 2010
8:50 pm

Just have to say my husband & I agree the best concert in my Life… I need a few days to rest the crowd went crazy. Jay-Z fan for ever baby. Do your thing Jay-Z & much love to you and your family!!!!!!!!!

Omega Man

February 28th, 2010
9:35 pm

Jay is a rock star…..Great show!!!