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Jay-Z to open charity restaurant

Jay-Z is to open a restaurant in London to provide work for jobless youngsters.

The rapper is teaming up with England soccer ace Ashley Cole to launch the venture, which will employ school-leavers from underprivileged backgrounds.

The pair has also pledged to donate a portion of the eaterie's profits to charity.

Jay-Z and Cole - ex-husband of British pop star Cheryl Cole - met in New York to discuss the project last month (Jun11) after they were introduced by a mutual pal.

The rapper says, "It'll be the hottest place in town."