Jay-Z at AAC last night

Last night, I made it over to catch Jay-Z at American Airlines. Coming off of the Mariah Carey debacle, I had high hopes for a good show. And Jay-Z delivered.

With a 10+ piece band and huge backsplash screens, Jay-Z played it simple but with lots of energy. He works his crowd with enough spirit that he doesn’t need all the flash and tricks to make a good show. And the almost packed house ate it up.

—  Rich Lopez