Jay-Z announced that he will be live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City’s Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. Exciting news for folks like me who don’t live in NYC! :)

The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. He says it’ll air on his new Life and Times channel.

According to CBS, Jay-Z’s new channel is part of an original programming initiative by YouTube, owned by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. Life and Times promises a lineup of “in depth lifestyle pieces” based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.

As previously reported, HOV is christening the Barclays Center with a weeklong series of shows. The arena is the home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner.

Jay-Z is the first of a string of performers set to perform at the new arena. Upcoming shows include Neil Young, Rush and Smashing Pumpkins.

NICE!