Jay-Z might play a show atop the Ed Sullivan Theater in July

The rapper is hoping to play a show on the landmark building's marquee.

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If anyone could steal Kanye West's thunder in the aftermath of Yeezus, it's Jay-Z. After announcing his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail (out July 4), last week, the hip-hop icon may be organizing a performance on top of the Ed Sullivan Theater's midtown marquee, according to the New York Post.


The Brooklyn rapper is reportedly close to obtaining permission from the mayor's office for the album-release show on July 8, which would entail shutting down streets around the building (where Late Show with David Letterman is filmed) and Times Square. He attempted the same feat three years ago with Eminem, but was denied approval. “If he gets permission from the mayor’s office, it’s going to be off the hook,” a law-enforcement agent told the Post.


Kanye—your move.


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