He came out to 'Death of Auto-Tune' and ended on 'Encore.' The rapper known as Jay-Z let us know he still had it, just in case we thought he lost it somewhere between Brooklyn and Hollywood. Jay took it back to the true essence of hip-hop -- a rousing good time with just enough boom bap pow to make you forget your troubles and dance; and dance this multi-ethnic crowd did for 90 minutes straight.

Shawn Carter took us down memory lane backed by a 9-piece band -- complete horn section, two drummers, two on keys, a DJ and a bass player -- on his July 10 spot date at the Arena at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville CT. Read the full story here.

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LAS VEGAS - JULY 03: Rapper Jay-Z performs at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort July 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jay-Z is expected to release the album, "Blueprint 3" this September. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay-Z
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