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This past Wednesday, Jay Z, or Jaÿ Z as he apparently likes to be referred to now, announced that he would be performing his B-side catalog at an upcoming concert in New York on May 13 to promote his TIDAL music streaming service.

Well, this got us over at The Urban Daily thinking. What would we, as Jay Z aficionados want to see him play? We threw the question to our pool of writers and compiled the following list of songs we’d love Hov to perform live on May 13.

Feel free to jump in the conversation in the comments section.

“Real As It Gets” (Featuring Young Jeezy)

Album: The Blueprint 3 (2009)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DspQGvYoFQI%5D

“A Star Is Born” (Featuring J. Cole)

Album: The Blueprint 3 (2009)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8toX4puJ00%5D

“Ignorant Sh-t” (Featuring Beanie Sigel)

Album: American Gangster (2007)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZvrQBTURn0%5D

“Say Hello”

Album: American Gangster (2007)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiN6qBzCWtg%5D

“Meet The Parents”

Album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft3tl3f_HOg%5D

“Takeover”

Album: The Blueprint (2001)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAnGnevKxJE%5D

“Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)”

Album: The Blueprint (2001)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OfyvNfnEbI%5D

“So Ghetto”

Album: Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter (1999)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmsAw7xrcKM%5D

“Imaginary Player”

Album: In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjDz1q29TQM%5D

“Where I’m From”

Album: In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ChHHw_JB4%5D

“22 Two’s”

Album: Reasonable Doubt (1996)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC5JYhNAymY%5D

“Can I Live”

Album: Reasonable Doubt (1996)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC7MJ8l73SQ%5D

“Friend Or Foe”

Album: Reasonable Doubt (1996)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5g8G5mqSdI%5D

“Cashmere Thoughts”

Album: Reasonable Doubt (1996)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jx3jGAlKG0%5D

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