Jay Z to hold rare concert for Clinton in Ohio

Jay-Z brought his BP3 Tour to sold out Philips Arena in February 2010. Robb Cohen Photography & Video/www.RobbsPhotos.com. Go here to read our Personal Journey marking Robb Cohen's 1000th concert shoot for the AJC, and see hundreds of photos from our archive.
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Jay-Z brought his BP3 Tour to sold out Philips Arena in February 2010. Robb Cohen Photography & Video/www.RobbsPhotos.com. Go here to read our Personal Journey marking Robb Cohen's 1000th concert shoot for the AJC, and see hundreds of photos from our archive.

So, this is happening.

Rap legend Jay Z will be throwing a concert in Cleveland before Election Day to encourage young voters to get out and vote, Hillary Clinton's campaign aides have just confirmed.

We will update you with specific details including date, time, venue and how to get tickets once that information is released.

Jay Z performed the night before Election Day in 2012 with President Barack Obama, when his revised version of his hit “99 Problems” had the crowd of 15,000 roaring after he took a jab at GOP nominee Mitt Romney when he said, “I got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one.”

To win the campaign in Ohio, Clinton needs a high turnout of young supporters that vote for her.

BuzzFeed News reported that the concert is "aimed at mobilizing black voters."

With polls in Ohio showing a close race, the Clinton campaign has several concerts coming up to promote the #ImWithHer movement with performances like The National in Cincinnati and Jennifer Lopez in Florida.

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