June 2, 2009 18:39

Eminem and Jay-Z team up at 'DJ Hero' launch party

The rap stars trade verses until the wee hours

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Eminem joined Jay-Z on stage last night (June 1) at a party in Los Angeles to launch the new 'Guitar Hero' spin-off game, 'DJ Hero'.

Just before midnight, Jay-Z thrilled the crowd at the Wiltern Theatre with classics including '99 Problems', 'H To The Izzo' and 'Jigga What, Jigga Who?' as well as the newer tune 'My President Is Black' on which he rapped, "My president is black / in fact he's half white / so even in the racist mind / he's half right / my president is black / but his house is all white" as images of President Barack Obama flashed on the screen behind him.

After Jay-Z performed his half-hour set, he returned to the stage and asked the crowd, "Do you mind if I do one more thing?" Eminem then bounded up onto the stage and the rap stars traded verses on the track 'Renegade'.

"Do you mind if I take it from here?" Eminem asked Jay-Z, who handed him the mic so he could perform '3 A.M.' and 'We Made You' from his new album 'Relapse' as well as 'Crack A Bottle' and 'Lose Yourself', winning over the packed, star-studded crowd.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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