Rap icons JAY-Z and Eminem rocked Detroit, Michigan on Thursday night (02Sep10) by performing with an all-star line-up including 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and Drake.
The hip-hop heavyweights have teamed up for the Home And Home tour, which features two stadium dates in Eminem's native Detroit this week (02-03Sep10) and a pair of concerts in Jay-Z's New York later this month (Sep10).
The Empire State of Mind hitmaker hit the stage after an opening set by rap newcomer B.o.B. and performed a medley of his chart smashes, running through tracks such as Big Pimpin' and Forever Young, before bringing out Young Jeezy to guest on Hard Knock Life.
He paid tribute to the fans packed into the sold-out show at Comerica Park by labelling his monumental hour-long gig as "one of the best experiences of my entire life", before handing over the stage to hometown hero Eminem.
The Slim Shady star kept concertgoers on their feet as he put on an energetic performance of songs like Lose Yourself, Without Me and My Name Is, with his longtime sidekick DJ Alchemist and a full band behind him.
A string of big names joined Eminem onstage, including 50 Cent for Patiently Waiting, Drake for their collaboration Forever, and his D12 bandmates for Fight Music and Purple Pills, but it was the introduction of Dre for his classics Still D.R.E. and Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang, and his duet with Jay-Z for Renegade which garnered the loudest cheers.
Singer Liz Rodrigues stood in for an absent Rihanna on Eminem's current chart hit Love The Way You Lie, and she also took on Dido's vocals on Stan.
Eminem expressed his delight at returning to the limelight in his hometown, declaring, "I am so motherf**king happy to be back!"
The rap legends' second gig in Detroit on Friday night (03Sep10) will reportedly feature Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
The New York shows will take place at the new Yankee Stadium on 13 and 14 September (10).