Jay-Z set to perform on top of ‘Letterman’ marquee

Jay-Z at "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Billboard said Friday it will not include the 1 million album downloads Jay-Z is giving to Galaxy mobile phone users through a deal with Samsung. Jay-Z announced the partnership this week. His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," will be released July 7, but it will go out to 1 million Samsung users on July 4. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file )

On July 8, Jay-Z will make an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman both in the TV studio and on the studio's building. Yup.

The New York Post is reporting that Jay will perform on top of Ed Sullivan Theater’s marquee, located in Times Square. The city and Mayor Bloomberg have reportedly given permission for the shutdown of Broadway between West 53rd and 54th, during rush hour. Oh and this is apprently a free, public show–we're predicting insanity!

The rapper’s twelfth studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is set for official release on July 4. This album might just outshine the actual holiday.

Watch the touching clip below of Jay in the studio talking about the inspiration behind one of his most personal songs, “Jay-Z Blue (Daddy Dearest)”­–written just for his baby girl.

Now after you’re done watching that clip, look at these adorable pictures of mommy Beyoncé and Blue.