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Video: Jack White covers '99 Problems' live

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In the middle of launching his latest run of North American tour dates at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival Saturday night, Jack White  pulled a cover of Jay Z’s “99 Problems” out of a transition from The White Stripes “Icky Thump.”

The rap lyrics fit surprisingly well with White’s heavy blues style, and this just fuels the speculation over White and Jay’s un-released studio collaboration. Maybe that will someday that will see the light of day (though it’s just as likely that Jay Z’s planning to release 99 collaborations and—well, you get the point).

“99 Problems” begins at 2:55 below, in a fan video picked up by Consequence of Sound.