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In Miami, Jay-Z will deliver big hits while taking a few

In Miami, Jay-Z will deliver big hits while taking a few

On his new tour, which began in Anaheim on Oct. 27, Jay-Z performs alone on an octagonal stage in the center of the arena, a metaphor for the vulnerability on vivid display on his critically praised album “4:44” and in his choice of concert-opening song, the self-flagellating “Kill Jay Z.” Of the album’s title track, an apology to wife Beyonce for his Lothario lifestyle, Jay-Z told his Anaheim audience, “It’s so real it’s difficult for me to perform.”

Such honesty and humility are admirable, healthy even, but 90 minutes listening to Hova in the confessional is no way to spend an evening. Fortunately, in his opening concert, the 47-year-old rapper-entrepreneur returned frequently...

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