On his 44th Birthday, Hov ranks 10 of his albums and offers come commentary.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
After the jump, check out a Jay-Z x Pimp C “Tom Ford” remix. Read More…
Check out the first piece of in-studio footage in over 3 years with Timbaland producing ‘Bounce’ featuring Jay-Z off his highly anticipated album Textbook Timbo.
After expressing his displeasure with Def Jam last week, it appears that Young Jeezy is making some moves on his own. It was announced earlier today that Young Jeezy’s CTE World label is joining forces with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Not much information has been made available regarding their partnership, but we’ll keep you posted as more info arises.
Previously: Young Jeezy ft. Rocko & 2 Chainz – Benihana
- @LIFEANDTIMES | @DJMustard Signs to @RocNation – The Genesis (coverstoryexclusive.wordpress.com)
- DJ Mustard Signs to Roc Nation (thefader.com)
- Young Jeezy – Foul Play (getwititmagazine.com)
- DJ Mustard Speaks On Signing With Roc Nation & Upcoming Music (swaggatory.com)
Timbo rounds up Hov, Drizzy and James Fauntleroy for this new collabo called ‘Know Bout Me’. Hov only says a few things on the intro though..womp womp.
9th Wonder speaks on producing ‘Threat’ for Hov and how he had Cedric The Entertainer come in and do the voices etc. Today makes 10 years since The Black Album dropped.
Rick Ross talks about his new record with Jay-Z titled “The Devil is a Lie” and why he jumped on the Lorde “Royals” remix.
Timbaland is currently touring with Jay-Z as part of his ‘Magna Carter’ tour. Last night at the Birmingham show, Timbaland treated the audience to a special treat as he previewed a new Drake and Jay-Z collaboration. This will likely appear on his forthcoming album.
Jay-Z performs his verse off Drake’s ‘Pound Cake’ from the recently released Nothing Was The Same album live on the Manchester, UK leg of his Magna Carter World Tour.
Brooklyn Native, JAY Z continues pushing the culture forward wit his many new marketing and business ventures. For the upcoming holiday season, Hov partners with luxury chain store Barneys New York for an exclusive collection deemed “The New York Holiday”; where he linked up with select high-end brands and designers to create special limited pieces that represent BK. Jay teamed up with Balmain, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Rick Owen’s, putting together everything from jewelry and accessories, to some fresh mature cut & sew pieces. All products from the collection will be in black, blue, and grey; keeping it very clean-cut and simple.
The Jay-Z x Barneys New York “The New York Holiday” Collection will be available at select Barneys retailers worldwide starting November 20th, as well as their online shop. All product will be up until January 3rd, so make sure you cop up fast. Check out more images below, and after the jump. Read More…
Wendy Williams didn’t hold back any punches in response to Chris Brown’s comments in his cover story for the October issue of JET Magazine. In the article, the “Love More” artist explained that much of the negative backlash he receives from the media stems from racism. Unlike most black males in the entertainment industry, Brown says that there have only been a handful of entertainers that get a “pass” from a so-called white audience for their actions. One those artists being Jay-Z, who often raps about his past drug-dealing days and a well-known stabbing incident between him and producer Lance “Un” Rivera back in 2001. Read More…