WATCH: Jack White Covers Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’ In Louisville

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Jack White has 99 problems but an Icky Thump ain’t one. When performing at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival last Saturday night, the modern rock ‘n’ roll legend cleverly mixed the White Stripes‘ single, “Icky Thump,” with Jay Z‘s iconic rap number, “99 Problems.” Using the blues-influenced downbeat from “Icky Thump,” White spits versus from “99 Problems,” making the moment a downright jam.

According to SPIN, White has been getting creative with covers during a majority of his sets this year. The former White Stripe also covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” at Glastonbury and Kayne West’s “Black Skinhead” in Dublin. Follow the jump to see the full video and setlist from White’s Louisville performance.

Setlist:

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
High Ball Stepper
Lazaretto
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
Cannon
Astro
You Gotta Move
Ball and Biscuit

Encore:
Icky Thump // 99 Problems
Misirlou
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

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  • SteveDoninger

    Wait, he still plays “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”????? I have to see him before he cuts it out of his setlist. That song is gorgeous.