Jay-Z joined by Kanye West at Isle Of Wight Festival

Rapper headlines first night of 2010 event

Jay-Z was joined by Kanye West tonight (June 11) as he headlined the first night of this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival.

The rapper played for around an hour and twenty minutes for his show and, as well as West, was joined by Mr Hudson during the performance.

After playing hits including ’99 Problems’, ‘Empire State Of Mind’ and ‘Thank You’, Jay-Z was joined by Mr Hudson, who performed vocals on ‘Young Forever’.


Following the song Kanye West emerged to huge cheers and rapped on ‘Run This Town’. Jay-Z then ended his set with a version of his Linkin Park collaboration ‘Numb’.

Earlier in the show, Jay-Z, sporting black shorts, shirt and sunglasses, introduced rapper Memphis Black to guest on various songs and also asked security guards to go easy on fans surging to the front of the arena.

He also led shout-outs for the late rappers Tupac Shakur, Notorious BIG and Eazy E, as well as Jimi Hendrix.

Barack Obama also got a mention, with Jay-Z noting: “After 44 tries we’ve got a black president, we changed the world. And somebody in this field will change the world.”

He exited the stage to enormous cheers, finding time to praise Florence And The Machine, who had played before him, closing the first night of the festival for 2010.

Jay-Z played:


‘On To The Next One’
‘D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)’
‘U Don’t Know’
’99 Problems’
‘Is That Yo Bitch?’
‘Can I Get A…’
’Beware Of Boys’
‘Public Service Announcement’
‘Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)’
‘Empire State Of Mind’
‘A Dream’
‘Dirt Off My Shoulder’
‘Hovi Baby’
‘Jigga What, Jigga Who’
‘Thank You’
”03 Bonnie And Clyde’
‘H To The Izzo’
‘Big Pimpin”
‘Hard Knock Life’
‘Forever Young’
‘Run This Town’

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