Eminem and Jay-Z, along with a few special guests, packed the house at the new Yankee Stadium on September 13. The performance was part of their Home and Home mini-tour, which also included a September 2 stop at Eminem’s hometown in Detroit at Comerica Park.
For Jay-Z’s hometown leg of the tour in the Bronx, New York, Eminem took to the stage first. He thrilled the audience with a few favorites before bringing out a couple of friends, including his group D12, B.o.B, and 50 Cent, who performed In Da Club with G Unit.
To top his set off, Eminem welcomed his mentor and producer Dr. Dre, who wowed the sold-out crowd with Still D.R.E. and Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang. The Detroit rapper then concluded with hits Without Me and Lose Yourself.
After Kanye’s contribution to the show, Swizz Beatz popped on stage for a bit and then later, Coldplay’s Chris Martin (whose wife Gwyneth Paltrow was also in attendance) accompanied Jay-Z for Heart of the City. Martin then stuck around to play Clocks as Jay-Z rhymed Most Kingz. Martin also treated the cheering crowd to a little Viva La Vida.
Of course, Eminem and Jay-Z came together for a duet of Renegade and then the show continued with Drake and Jay-Z performing Light Up. Since so many stars joined the show, it shouldn’t have been too big of a surprise to see Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce grace the stage, as she did for Young Forever. The show then wrapped up with Jay-Z’s tribute to his hometown: Empire State of Mind.
Jay-Z called the star-studded night historic and the enraptured crowd, which also included LeBron James, Tiki Barber, Ed Westwick, Jessica Szohr, The-Dream, Gayle King and Aziz Ansari, seemed to agree.
After that lineup and intense performance, a repeat doesn’t seem possible, but we’re pretty sure Jay-Z and Eminem are up for the challenge as they take the stage at Yankee Stadium again tonight.