As I flipped through pictures from the Jay-Z concert this past weekend in California, I began to wonder has Jigga found the perfect balance between hip-hop and mainstream?

There was a time where Jay-Z’s biggest performance might have been at Hot 97’s Summer Jam but now he can sell out any arena at any given time (atleast in my opinion). So now I go from seeing pictures of him on stage with Memphis Bleek, DMX, Foxy Brown, to Fergie, Flo-Rida, and Pitbull. Somewhere along the line Jay-Z crossed over but he has never gone too far from the streets. Prime example would be ‘DOA’. Yes he has been called a sell out but then he drops ‘American Gangsta’ and he’s a hood favorite. Maybe mainstream isn’t so bad afterall besides few extra 000’s at the end of your check would make most artist happily crossover as well.

With that being said has the generation of HIP-POP finally apporached us and if so who is leading vote is obviously Jay-Z but what’s yours? Checkout some more pics and comment below.


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