US rapper Jay Z to headline free concert in support of Hillary Clinton

Jay Z attends will perform at the November 4 show in the battleground state of Ohio. Picture by Prince Williams, FilmMagic

US rapper Jay Z is planning to hold a free concert in Cleveland to encourage people to vote for Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

The 99 Problems star has released few details on the November 4 show in the battleground state of Ohio, just four days before the US presidential election, but said it will include special guests.

Tickets will be distributed from Friday.

Cleveland was also the site of a free get-out-to-vote concert Jay Z held in support of Democrat Barack Obama just days before he was elected president in 2008.

Jay Z was joined by Cleveland Cavaliers NBA star LeBron James and 20,000 fans for that gathering at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The stadium was also the site of the Republican National Convention in July.

Recent polls have shown Ohio is on a knife-edge between Democrat Mrs Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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