Jack White covers Jay Z’s “99 Problems”


On Saturday night, Jack White kicked off his latest leg of North American tour dates at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival. Continuing the trend started during his recent European jaunt, White worked in several covers into his setlist. Among the biggest highlight: a rendition of Jay Z’s “99 Problems” worked into “Icky Thump”. Watch the fan-shot video below.

The cover shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given Jack and Jay’s history together. They previously collaborated in the studio on a few as-yet-unreleased songs. Most recently, White’s Third Man Records released a special vinyl rendition of Jay’s Magna Carta Holy Grail.

See the full Forecastle setlist:

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
High Ball Stepper
Hotel Yorba
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Temporary Ground
Missing Pieces
Top Yourself
Love Interruption
You Know That I Know
We’re Going to Be Friends
You Gotta Move
Ball and Biscuit

Icky Thump // 99 Problems
Fell in Love With a Girl
Steady, As She Goes
Sixteen Saltines
Would You Fight for My Love?
The Hardest Button to Button
Just One Drink
Seven Nation Army