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Jay-Z Throws Thanksgiving Party

Rapper hosts benefit concert at Apollo

November 13, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Jay-Z will host the Thanksgiving Give Back Concert on November 23rd at New York City's Apollo Theater. The rapper will do two performances -- at 7 and 11 p.m. -- with the his Roc-A-Fella Family, which includes Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek.

Proceeds from the event will go to Jay-Z's Team Roc charity, which helps secure higher education for underprivileged children. Tickets are currently on sale through the Apollo box office and TicketMaster.

In other Roc-A-Fella news, Sigel is planning to release an EP for State Property, an upcoming "urban crime drama" film in which he stars. The rapper has put together a group -- also called State Property -- which will debut on the six-track album. The film and soundtrack are due early next year.

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