Jay-Z announced in a press conference Thursday (Dec. 8) that he will headline two concerts at Carnegie Hall next year to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, tickets for the concerts, scheduled for February 6th and 7th 2012, will go on sale publicly on January 30th after a private sale geared towards corporations and high net-worth individuals, ranging in price from $500 to $2,500 a piece.

The rapper would not confirm whether or not his current tourmate Kanye West, or any other guest for that matter, would appear at the concerts. “There’s no guests on the Watch The Throne tour, maybe no guests on this, but some time when there’s guests maybe you’ll be surprised,” he teased.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and his mother Gloria Carter in 2002, has helped award over $1.4 million collage scholarship money to nearly 800 low-income high school students from the Marcy neighborhood of Brooklyn where Jay-Z grew up.

Two of the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation’s successful alumni — Pedro Hernandez and Bianca Darby-Bell — also attended the press conference, held at the Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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