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Jay-Z Sets Two Additional Brooklyn Shows for Fall

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The rapper will celebrate the opening of his hometown’s Barclays Center with a series of performances.

Jay-Z announced Wednesday that he is adding two shows to his Brooklyn concert series that kicks off Sept. 28.

The rapper will perform Oct. 3-4 at the new Barclays Center, the new home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets (formally the New Jersey Nets). Jay-Z is a part-owner of the team and an arena director. More than 7,000 tickets will cost less than $30.

The announcement of the first Brooklyn show came in late September. He told Good Day New York that, “I'm going to open the building with a concert — or a couple of concerts, actually."

After Jay-Z christens the Barclays Center, the arena will host a number of acts, including Justin Bieber and Neil Young.

“It’s going to be more than about basketball,” Jay-Z told Good Day. “It’s an entertainment arena.”

Jay-Z started rapping in Brooklyn in the late 1980s, and the 14-time Grammy winner has been recognized by MTV as the greatest MC of all time. His recent Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West generated $48.3 million, making it the highest-grossing hip-hop tour of all time.

Tickets to the Sept. 28 show go on sale July 13.