Jay-Z to Do 9/11 Benefit Concert; Probably Won't Hug It Out with Rush Limbaugh

A nice gesture to coincide with the release of his much-anticipated 'Blueprint 3' Album...

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Shawn Carter is lending a helping hand while letting people know he is, indeed, dropping another album. From MTV:

As MTV News reported on Monday, Jay-Z will be headlining New York's Madison Square Garden on September 11, the eighth anniversary of the tragic events of the World Trade Center attacks (and the release date of his long-awaited Blueprint 3 LP). Appropriately, proceeds netted from ticket sales to Hova's hometown gig will go to support the families left behind by the men and women who died trying to save others during that morning's recovery efforts.

Proceeds from the concert, dubbed "Answer the Call," will go to the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, a charity established in 1985 to support the families of police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

"This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City," Jay 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. 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."

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