Jay-Z staging free shows in support of Obama campaign

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    Earlier this week Barack Obama talked to MTV about his admiration for hip-hop stars and their entrepreneurial endeavors. The senator has also made it known that he has a few Jay-Z tracks rattling around his iPod. Now Jay-Z has returned the favor, by staging two free concerts in Detroit and Miami in support of the Obama campaign.

    The first show takes place at the Cobo Arena in Detroit on Saturday (October 4) and is designed to persuade Jay-Z fans to register to vote and get involved in the campaign. Free tickets for the show will be available from the Obama campaign offices in southeast Michigan, which are listed here.

    The Miami show, which is also free, takes place on Sunday (October 5) at Bayfront Park, just one day before voter registration closes. Like the Detroit concert, tickets will only be available from Obama’s campaign offices in the region, listed here.