One of the hottest tickets at SXSW? Jay-Z
March 10th, 2012
01:32 PM ET

One of the hottest tickets at SXSW? Jay-Z

SXSW is well known for breaking the next best thing in music.

But this year one of the most sought after performances is an act that's already pretty well known: Jay-Z.

Fresh off of his new daddy duties, the rapper has teamed up with American Express for a concert at the massive interactive/film/music event held annually in Austin, Texas. Tickets were made available to card holding attendees of the festival who sync their Amex cards with their Twitter accounts.

The concert, appropriately titled the "Amex Synch Show," is not the first time the superstar has made an appearance at the festival. Last year Jay-Z surprised festival goers at a Kanye West music showcase and theories were flying Saturday in Austin as to who might show up on stage with Jigga.

For those not fortunate enough to make the concert in person, the show will be streamed on YouTube and available later on demand. The show happens Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. CST/8 p.m. EST.

Check out the trailer for the performance here.

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  1. Blaize so sick

    March 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. j

    I see a bunch of haters in here, more like bigots...But H.A.T.E.R.S for sure...Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success...Yep uMAD peoples?

    March 13, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. white woman

    I did, ur guy luved it!

    March 12, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Shonda Sayles

    @white woman go suck a big black d-ck.

    March 12, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. white woman

    To shonda. White boy strike a nerve?lmao

    March 12, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Shonda Sayles

    @Poindexter you geek you've never had any p*ssy white or black you just jack off to porn.Let me tell the truth about it finally,most black have told the reason they deal with white women is the fact they give head and a55 quicker than a black woman will get it idiot.To the one that thinks Beyonce's child's father is white you don't know sh!t,the only reason a black woman would lay with a white man is money.BK is married to one of the richest men in America and is very wealthy herself.Their darling baby has both her parents features and so you shut up okay.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. white woman to mark v

    The richard fores of the world makes us go for u 'big' boyz. When I benover I want to feel it, get it mark v? Whatchoo doing saturday nite?

    March 12, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. poindexter

    Was reading these post and since someone dissed white women..shonda its my turn ...the only reason black men go after white women is because EVERYONE knows black women are boring in bed...period They just lay there like a corpse and complain about money...there is more to making love then spreading ur funky legz

    March 12, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark V

      Why you trippin fool calm down,getting back to why black men go after white women?I'm thirty one years old and I have never gone after a white girl,on the other hand they have been after me as long as I can remember.In second grade we were finger painting and a little red headed asked me to scratch her nose. They were always f@@king with us black boys, can you help me with this,they thought they were being slick.Wh@res.

      March 12, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. fat albert

    Hey hey hey ..whatba youba gonna do ba? give me dat mic and watcha me gansta rappa. Cuz i be a keepn it realba..hey hey hey its ur fat alberta singin and dancin and soap coolin some new cRap tunes dem flies swarmin about my butt while ur mommas runnin tricks in da back of a truck..yaba huh uh yea babyba it my beotches

    March 12, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Shonda Sayles

    Ooohhh,so crass,so jealous,you know nothing about blacks if you did you wouldn't get so upset kind of like a maniac.Why do you care how Jaye Z makes his money?He makes it it's his and if he uses white people to make another billion then that's his genius,there's nothing you can do about it.As far as him cheating on his wife with a white girl,maybe if you could satisfy them maybe they'd keep their sneaky a55es at home.Also I will be at the salon Wednesday to get my natural hair done,my nails are natural also I take care of them myself.Now go get your Marlboros and your Bud sit back and watch your Walmart wide screen that's almost larger than your trailer living room and chill it's not that serious.

    March 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bob

    I am going to put together a group of actual monkeys and go on tour and call it RapFest 2012.
    Get your tickets today!

    March 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bob

    JayZ J!ggaboo looks like the missing link between n!ggers and apes. LMAO!

    March 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. im just saying

    After seeing pics of that baby..It looks like beyonce' has been fooling around with a white dude cuz that kif looks nothing like jayz's ugly azz...thank god she has good taste on who she has affairs with..Do a paternity test..prove me wrong u losers

    March 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rap still sux

    Shonda i know alot more apparently then u ....The good rap artist are dead and gone. jay z is just generic bro who has white people tellin him how to market himelf and wont be long before beyonce catches him screwing some white chic and their marriage will be over. So go paint ur nails and get ur hairweave and stfu

    March 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ rap still sux

      What do you expect when a rapper who had some potential wastes it on selling out to the masses with garbage and completely meaningless lyrics? Then he drags his wife down the same path with her horrible excuse for music. They are a perfect match... both produce nothing but crap.

      March 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Betty T.

    He don't have to call in cause he's the boss.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. rap sux

    jay z can go s u c k a big one...Wut a no talent gangsta wanna a be gettin paid for sellin his cRap to people who dont know what real music is....shows u how ignorant some people are

    March 11, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Shonda Sayles

      What do you know about Jaye Z,rap,gangsters or black people?The most people buying his music have always been white.I went to a predominantly white high school those boys couldn't wait until two o'clock to get out of those blue blazers jump in their cars and "jam" to Big Pimpin' wheels screeching and stereos blasting.

      March 11, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  17. rap sux

    There is no original rap anymore..its all just recycled septic waste..They STEAL samples of others music because they can't come up with anything on their own. Waste their money tryin to look all gangsta when they dont have a clue what living a hard life is really like. Its not like a band is playin when they have these cRap concerts..I bet they try to pay with food stamps to get into the show. Then they peddle crack inside. lmao

    March 11, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  18. Scott

    Wow......I guess new artists don't count anymore...

    March 11, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  19. JW

    Didn't Jay Z and Beyonce just have a little Arab baby? Amazing, how 2 black parents had a baby looks like an Arab. LOOL

    March 11, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  20. AlPal


    March 11, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  21. Miranda


    March 11, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  22. ComeOnMan9

    I was so hoping that cRap had died in 2011. Kill it, kill it dead.

    March 11, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. americansdonthavebrains

    I feel that Jay Z's popularity is evidence that Americans are slightly brighter than an empty refrigerator. You can sell Americans anything.Most are lazy and eat Hot Pockets all day long.Americans are kinda like a baby when you shake the rattle and they get mesmerized,Americans love whatever the media tells them they should love.This is why their country is going backwards.Nobody there thinks anymore.Just endless nights of Kentucky fried chicken and TV.Hard to believe they were once a super power.

    March 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Leave me alone! I'm batin'!!!! Mmmmmmm....I like hotpockets.

      March 11, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      ...What's with the hot pockets?You saw couple of black people eating them,so "all"black people love them right?White people are the craziest people in the world.

      March 11, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • @ americansdonthavebrains

      Proofread your comment and then think about what you said about Americans. Seems like you aren't that bright, either.

      March 12, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. the_dude

    One dude hits play on the sequencer. Another dude talks into a mic. A bunch of monkeys jump around on stage. This doesnt mean he is any good it just means there are a lot of idiots out there.

    March 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ the_dude

      Sounds no different from a rock concert. Idiots jump up and down like tools in those concerts also... so what's your point?

      March 12, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. Bob

    He drags his knuckles when he walks.

    March 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      Yep, that's why he's worth $450 million according to Forbes. You wish with all your heart you have some of that knuckle dragging in your genes so that someone can be talking about you the way you're talking about him.

      March 11, 2012 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  26. That's What's Up

    I had no idea Jay-Z was black

    March 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Paula K.

    @muscleburn you may live in an all Lily White community and don't have "deal"with me,but I guess you go out sometimes?So you are dealing with us whether or not your dumb a55 knows it or not.See ya boo lol.

    March 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    URGENT – Please read more about VERIZON. Things they don't want the public to know! I was tormented by racial comments that were ignored, then racially discriminated against and wrongfully terminated for making complaints about the racial injustice.

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    I am a man who has stood up against racism, discrimination, bullying, harassment, hostile environment, belittlement, threats, and retaliation, all while working for Verizon Communications, as they conspired to terminate me.

    I am a man who is trying to hold his family together while in the process of trying to fight for my rights to be heard. I am a man who has brought up his family on morals, discipline, character, hard work, dedication and conviction to believe that good things happen to good people. I am a man who could not be more proud of my family for all their trust and faith in my conviction. I am man who is a proud servant in my community and deserves to be heard, as I am begging for JUSTICE!

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    Even though I know this to be true, that justice of only for the few, I refuse to allow Verizon to beat me! I will fight them until I die. I will never give up, I will let the world know of the abuse I suffered and the lack of justice I have received.

    Neal W. Dias

    March 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lamestin

    Austin is lame. If you are some frat boy or a loser musician playing for them im sure it rules. Most overrated city in the states. Houston is a real city. Im from Dallas and it blows too.

    March 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • The D

      You're from Dallas? The Big D? I heard it stands for The Big Dumb Dung!

      March 11, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  30. LiberalsScareMe

    Jay Z is a racist.All you have to do is Google him only allowing blacks into his party in England while turning away all whites.You can also Google or Youtube what he says when Obama won.But, he's protected by the left and even appears on Bill Mahers show for interviews.Rapper Ice Cube has said some of the most racist things imaginable about whites and asians, yet he gets to have a show on TBS and make movies.Rapper Common has said derogatory things about whites, women, and gays.He was invited to the white house to recite poetry for the Obama family.Again, all protected by the left.Hank Williams Jr. was fired from ESPN for his remarks about Obama.Basically, the left controls the media and have been brainwashing US white citizens for some time.I'm well aware that some joker will respond and call me crazy , trailer trash, right wing nut, racist, etc.I can assure you I couldn't care less what you think of me.I see the writing on the wall and I will never except your version of the world, that 2+2 =5.I know it's 4.The end.

    March 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph

      Heres the thing. You are a racist, you have racist thoughts, we all do. However, you just cited only cases where the offender was black then defend Hank who you know is a racist turd too. The people you refer to as the "left" will give you a pass as long as you arent a hypocrite about it. I dont really remember Jay Z complain about being discriminated against.

      March 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bellini007

      You are a racist!!!! And you don't scare me

      March 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • muscleburn

      Agreed.Only white people can be racist.Never minorities.It's liberal policy.Doesn't bother me though.I live in a 100% white community.I never have to deal with them.I win!!!!

      March 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  31. jweak

    jz yea right more like j-weak. weak rap no knowledge base. life isnt booty and clubs.

    March 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  32. J

    I remember when SXSW was about introducing new and innovative technology.

    Looks like it's losing credibility for being about anything new and innovative.

    March 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  33. What

    Ummmmmmm Reality in the words of Jay Z "We don't believe You!"

    March 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Poncho

    Yeah, right...I smell a lot of jealous here.

    March 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  35. trav

    all garbage

    March 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Reality

    A hot ticket for a terrible rapper?

    March 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Homer

    Big Endorsement?

    March 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Richard Fore

    jay z is cool, i'll bet he can lick his balls too.

    March 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |

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