HOVA: Jay-Z at the TLA, November 12th 2007. [Photo by JONATHAN VALANIA]
Late last night, All Points West Festival organizers announced that Jay-Z will be replacing the Beastie Boys, who were forced to cancel their Day One headlining slot in the wake of Adam Yauch’s throat cancer diagnosis. As promised, we will be running contests to give away a pair of tix for each day of APW. The first Phawker reader that tell us what song the line “Blame Reagan for making me to into a monster, blame Oliver North and Iran-Contra, I ran contraband that they sponsored, before this rhymin’ stuff we was in concert” comes from wins two tickets to see Jay-Z, (along with Vampire Weekend, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The National, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Q-Tip, and The Pharcyde) at All Points West at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, Friday July 31st. Send your answer to Feed@phawker.com along with your name and your phone number. Good luck and godspeed, yo.