Rapper Jay Z held a well-attended press conference this morning at Madison Square Garden to announce a charity concert on September 11 at MSG — coincidentally, the same day his not-so-anticipated album The Blueprint 3 drops.
The third single off the album, “Run This Town” featuring Rihanna and Knaye West, got mixed reviews and was subsequently dismissed by music critics and fans alike.
The charity concert will raise money for the New York Police, Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Funds. While the intentions behind the gig are good, we wonder if Jay Z would have been so charitable if his album wasn’t dropping that same day?
By the way, The Blueprint 3 leaked all over the Internets this past weekend. The entire album can be heard online at MTV.com and Rhapsody.com tomorrow.