NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel.

The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. He says it'll air on his new Life and Times channel.

Jay-Z's new channel is part of an original programming initiative by YouTube, owned by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google Inc. Life and Times promises a lineup of "in depth lifestyle pieces" based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.

The rapper is christening the Barclays Center with a weeklong series of shows. The arena is the home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner.

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    Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • The Barclays Center welcomes fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in the New York city borough of Brooklyn, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

  • The Barclays Center welcomes fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in the New York city borough of Brooklyn, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

  • The Barclays Center welcomes fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

  • Music fans arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which will open the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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    Gigi White, left, and Rashida White, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which will open the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

  • Music fans arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which will open the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

  • An electronic billboard advertising a Brooklyn Nets' game greets music fans as they arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which opened the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

  • Music fans arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which opened the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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    Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Jay-Z

    Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Jay-Z

    Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Jay-Z

    Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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    Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)