Saturday, November 16, 2013
Timbaland's had a busy year assisting on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail and both of Justin Timberlake's platinum The 20/20 Experience releases. Now, the legendary producer has taken the time to share what he's got planned for his next solo project, Textbook Timbo, as he premiered new track "Know Bout Me" featuring Drake and Fauntleroy. Don't get too excited about "Ft. Jay Z..."His contribution to the record includes a few leftover ad-libs, not a hot 16.
Monday, September 16, 2013
After a season of ups and downs--beginning with more than impressive opening sales for J. Cole (297k), Kanye (327k), Jay-Z (Platinum), and Wale (152k) and ending with very lackluster openings for 2 Chainz (55-65k projected), Big Sean (72k), and Juicy J (64k)-- summer is officially coming to an end.
While things have been looking surprisingly dreary lately, the new season brings a new hope that Hip Hop will hit another high. With Drake's Nothing Was The Same is set for release on September 24th, odds are pretty great that hip hop will dominate Billboard yet again.
Boasting hit singles "Hold On We're Going Home" and "Started From The Bottom," along with highly controversial "Wu Tang Forever," Nothing Was The Same seems to have the makings of another polarizing yet Grammy award winning project.
Update: Now that the album's in stores, hit the comments with your thoughts on NWTS!
Sales figures & Projections via HNHH
Previously: Drake Drops 4 New Tracks & Reveals 'Nothing Was The Same' Release Date
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake have collaborated quite a bit this year--from "Suit & Tie," the Legends Of The Summer tour, a soon to be released track on Justin's The 20/20 Experience: Part 2 Of 2, to Jay-Z's MCHG opener "Holy Grail."
While the song itself is big, the visuals by Anthony Mandler take record to another level. Magna Carta... Holy Grail is in stores now!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
While this summer has seen it's fair share of Hip Hop releases from the likes of J. Cole, Kanye, Wale, and Mac Miller, Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail has proven to be the biggest. With first week sales of 528,000 --not including the 1 million copies sold to Samsung weeks before it release-- and the first rap album to hit #1 on Billboard two weeks in a row, Jay has a lot to be proud of.
After giving The Breakfast Club and Angie Martinez a moment of his time with a pair of very telling interviews, Jay Z sat down with Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson to discuss #FactsOnly. Watch Part 1 below as Jay discusses his love for art, performing at Yankee stadium, and more.
Part 2 after the jump!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
If you're in need for some new SERTAfied tunes to add to the collection, The-Dream's fourth studio album IV Play is just about all you'll need this year. If you want to try before you buy, stream the entire project below, which features collaborations with Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Big Sean, and Pusha T.
Hourglass Picks: "High Art," "IV Play," "Turnt," "Michael," "Loving You/Crazy"
IV Play hits stores next Tuesday, May 28th. Hit the jump to peep the visuals to the album's title track.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Executive produced by Jay-Z, The Great Gatsby original soundtrack is one of the most anticipated projects of the year. NPR yet again scores the first listen, which you can stream HERE.
Featured on the soundtrack are Jay-Z (who open the project with "$100 Bill"), Andre 3000 & Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Will.i.am and more.
The Great Gatsby original soundtrack is set to hit stores on May 7. The film premieres in theaters on May 10.
Previously: Beyoncé & Andre 3000 - "Back To Black" (Amy Winehouse Cover)
Monday, March 18, 2013
First previewed at SXSW by Young Guru (video after the jump), Kendrick Lamar is joined by his former Def Jam boss on the remix to good kid, m.A.A.d city favorite "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe." Listen below as Jay-Z goes back to his rapid fire flow of his early days while Kendrick demolishes his two verses.
Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z - "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" (Remix) Lyrics
Hit the jump to watch Young Guru break the record at SXSW.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Justin Timberlake might as well be an honorary SNL cast member as he took to the legendary sketch comedy show for the fifth time to host and perform in promotion of his new album The 20/20 Experience.
During a live performance of his hit "Suit & Tie" it appears Justin broke his silence and chose a pretty slick way to address Kanye West's public on stage rant in London where Ye shouted "Remind me again who was the original super fly and I got love for HOV but I ain’t fuckin' with that “Suit & Tie."
Moments before Jay-Z joined Justin on stage, the crooner switch up the lyrics on his second verse to add the line "my hits so sick, got rappers acting dramatic. That's alright. It's all mine." Tell 'em how you feel, Justin!
Hit the jump to hear Charlemagne's theory on Kanye's "You Mad?!" attitude.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I'm still slapping myself for not going to the So So Def 20th reunion concert because it's all the city's been talking about since Saturday.
Along with the impressive roster of So So Def artists who took the stage, JD had some trump cards in his hand as he brought out Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Lil Jon and more. Watch below as Hov and Jermaine perform "Money Ain't A Thang" before Jay passes the mic to Young Jeezy.
Hit the jump to watch Jay-Z close out with "PSA," "Niggas In Paris," and "Clique."
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Justin Timberlake is sticking with the grown and classy route leading up to the March 19th release of his album The 20/20 Experience as he reveals the visuals to "Suit & Tie." Get your two step dance move game up as you watch Justin, Jay-Z and his band collaborate for a classic show.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Watch below as he puts on a well rounded show, and hit the comments with your thoughts on his performance!
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Friday, January 25, 2013
I took a little sabbatical from blogging late last year to shift my focus a little more from reporting what kind of music was out there to creating. While I plan to continue sharing great music with all my loyal G's out there, look forward to more mixes which I intend to make better with each and every edition.
During my brief break, I put together The Re-Up, which a lot of people seemed to enjoy and pass around. Since it's the weekend it's the perfect time to give this a spin and take a nice, healthy shot of Turnup juice. Check out the rest of the repertoire on Mixcloud and be sure to let your support be known!
For bookings in Atlanta, St. Louis, Charlotte and the surrounding areas, email DJHourglass@gangstasuseemoticons.com. It's hourglass time!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Collectively known as TNGHT, producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice put out one of the best projects of 2012 with their EP. Many stars have taken notice, as Hudson recently signed a production deal with Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music and Lunice received major props from Rick Ross for his work with Rockie Fresh.
During Lunice's mix on BBC's 1XTRA radio show, he debuted TNGHT's latest work, a remix of G.O.O.D.'s smash "Clique." Enjoy the radio rip below, and hit the jump to check out the entire mix.
Monday, January 14, 2013
It's been waaaay to long, but it looks like Justin Timberlake is ready to reclaim his position. With a new album The 20/20 Experience in the works, he premieres the project's lead single "Suit & Tie" produced by
The two tiered track has all the makings of a hit single, and there's a nice verse from Jay-Z at the end to put the cherry on top of it all. Stream "Suit & Tie" below, and cop the single on iTunes if you're all for JT's comeback.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean x Kanye West x Jay-Z) - Clique (Tags)
Monday, September 3, 2012
This weekend was all about Jay-Z and Budweiser's 1st annual Made In America Festival, and who else closed out the 2 day festival than Hov himself? Courtesy of Yardie, check out Jay-Z's full set below, which included a message from President Obama, a surprise performance from State Property, Memphis Bleek and more! Bet you'll be in Philly next year. I'm definitely gonna try.
Previously: Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z - 3 Kings [Music Video]
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
DRE Films and Jon J have outdone themselves with this one. Just as the description says, the video to Rick Ross's "3 Kings" is a visual piece. Watch below as the, God Forgives, I Don't favorite is complemented by a cleverly compiled assortment of clips of Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, the Bawse, and even a young Beyoncé.
The album's in stores now! Go get it!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Finally, the big single we've been waiting for! Rick Ross gave Flex the okay to drop bombs over "3 Kings" featuring Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, and I couldn't be happier about it. Be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts on the record.
Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z - 3 Kings (CDQ, No Tags) [Prod. by Jake One]
Download: Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z - 3 Kings
Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z - 3 Kings Lyrics
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Carlos Serrano comes through once again with a d(^_^)b worthy mashup as he pairs Jay-Z's "Empire State Of Mind" with Lana Del Rey's "National Anthem."
Monday, June 25, 2012
Saturday night, Jay-Z brought out Rihanna as a special guest for his Hackney Weekend set, and last night he returned the favor when he helped kick of Rihanna's set. Watch below as they perform "Talk That Talk" together for the first time, along with "Run This Town" and "Umbrella."
Previously: Jay-Z Performs With Rihanna & Kanye West At Hackney Weekend [VIDEO]