There was absolutely no other way to christen the Brooklyn Nets' new home at Barclays Center than with a Jay-Z concert -- better yet, eight. In a display of overachievement mixed with over-appreciation, Hov took to the stage for an emotional homecoming, performing for some of his biggest fans in his native Brooklyn. As if blasting through hits from every studio album for seven shows was not enough, the rapper ended the series with an extra special finale. While streaming live for the fans that did not get to witness the history in person, Beyonce joined Jay-Z on stage for the eighth night.
And this year, Jay-Z plans to close it out just like he started it: with a bang. The rapper plans to end 2012 at none other than Barclays Center, with a two-night concert event featuring Coldplay.