Jay-Z to Give Sept. 11 Benefit Concert In NYC

Rapper set to perform at charity concert billed "Answer the Call"

Monday, Aug 31, 2009  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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Jay-Z to Give Sept. 11 Benefit Concert in NYC

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The rapper's charity concert, billed "Answer the Call," will benefit families of New York City police and firefighters killed on 9/11.

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Jay-Z will hold a Sept. 11 benefit concert in New York City.

The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund says the rapper is scheduled to make the announcement Monday at Madison Square Garden. He'll be joined by Gov. David Paterson, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

The charity concert, billed "Answer the Call," will benefit families of New York City police and firefighters killed on 9/11. It will be held on Sept. 11 at Madison Square Garden.

All proceeds from ticket and concert merchandise sales will go to the fund.

Jay-Z is the former president of Def Jam Recordings.

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