Did you buy them, or were they a gift, because he desperately needs unannounced guests at his shows.
I purchased them. They were $30, so no biggie, but add on ticketmast fees ($10) and it was creeping up there.
This being NYC, I figure he'll have some. It's at the Blender Theater, which is not only a smallish venue, where I think hip-hop acts do their best, its also 2 blocks away from my apt.
Speaking of good hip hop shows, I saw Gang Starr in Madison, WI (I know, funny) at a very small venue called the Orpheum on State St. It was hands down the best hip hop concert I've ever been to.