Jay Z closed out his Magna Carter World Tour show at Staples Center by dedicating a performance of “Young Forever” to the late GREAT Nelson Mandela:
“We want to dedicate this song to Nelson Mandela… A great man… Spent 27 years in prison, came out to be President… ALL dreams are possible… So anybody out there that got a dream, y’all chase that motherf-cker down as hard as you can… Let that great man stand as an example of what you can do.”
Today Jay Z ranked his twelve solo albums. Posting a picture of the LPs stacked in order. He also shares his thoughts on the full-length projects. I don’t know why so many people hate on Kingdom Come, I really liked that album. I would say its better than BP3. Below is his list…what do you think?
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)
…From Marcy to Madison Square…
Today marks the 44th birthday of Hov. Its crazy to think he’s 44. He’s put out so much dope/personal music that you feel like you know him, like he’s your boy. I’m happy to see him have another year! I pray he has MANY MANY MORE! Jay Z is truly an inspiration and role model for anyone whose looking to advance in life, especially in this American system. Dude is a genius, don’t believe me, watch the video below.
Click HERE to hear Mister Cee’s HOV MIX
This is pretty inspiring. The producers behind the last song on Jay’s The Black Album spoke to Life + Times about its composition, and how forming a friendship with another Roc producer led to their placement on the album.
Barneys New York have just announced an exclusive collection with Jay Z for the upcoming holiday season. In addition to the collection, Barneys will also host an interactive holiday installation. They will also donate 25% of sales from “A New York Holiday” to The Shawn Carter Foundation. The collection will be available exclusively at Barneys New York on November 20.
This is pretty creative! I think my favorite is Momma Loves Me
“The Blueprint” is a classic album that undoubtedly changed the landscape of hip-hop. I recently stumbled upon the Blueprint acapellas so I decided to put my own twist on things and remix the entire project to feature my own production yet keep the same feel as the original album. So 12 years after The Blueprint, I offer you… The Newprint. Enjoy.”-Lando Beats
Get it for a Name Your Own Price HERE
Live stream of Day 1 of Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America festival with performances by Beyonce, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, Deadmau5 and more.
This is a very tight video! Magna Carta Holy Grail is available on iTunes now.
Nabil creates an ancient martial arts epic for “Higher,” the new single from world-renowned hip-hop producer Just Blaze and Mad Decent/Lucky Me allstar Baauer featuring vocals from JAY-Z.
Don’t know where this came from, I saw it up on WhatRUDoin Blog. It can’t be official though it looks real dope and fits the track perfectly, idk…Just enjoy!