Rapper Jay-Z has partnered with Absolut Vodka to kick off a series of high-profile concerts to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jay-Z will perform at the venue on September 11th, the day his highly anticipated Blueprint 3 album drops, to aid the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. The performance will air live and commercial free on Fuse TV at 9 P.M.
The events that occurred on September 11th challenged Jay-Z not only as an entertainer, but also as a native New Yorker. This charity concert will not only honor the lives lost on that famous date, but it will serve as a way to look towards the future and the hope that arose the following day on September 12th.
“This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City,” Jay-Z said in a press release. “We are asking everyone to ‘answer the call’ and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives in the line of duty. There is a true camaraderie and resiliency this city showed the world in 2001 and we continue that today by taking care of our own.”
For this live event, 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concert merchandise will go directly to the “New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund,” which has already given over $114 million to the families of New York City police and fire personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty following the events of September 11, 2001.