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)
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Early 2013 must be venting season in the Carter household.
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been slammed recently for their recent trip to Cuba, which depending on how their visit was categorized can be a considered a violation of the law. Instead of releasing a press statement, Hov took to the studio to address that situation as well as his recent launch of Roc Nation's sports management division, which caused people to wonder if his stake in the Brooklyn Nets is a conflict of interest.
Listen to "Open Letter" below, which features production (and signature ad-libs) by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz-- two veterans who are no strangers to creating hits with Jay-Z.
Jay-Z - Open Letter Lyrics
Previously: Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z - "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" (Remix)
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!
MORE GRAMMYS 2013 PERFORMANCES
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 so phuck yo clock!
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.
Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z - Suit & Tie Lyrics
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
G.O.O.D Music has plans to close out the season with flare when the "Clique" drops Cruel Summer on September 18th. The tracklisting (which I hope is still missing a few features) revealed itself recently, and now the snippets give your ears a hint of what to expect from the full project.
Added Feature: RAP GENIUS LYRICS!!!
1. To The World – Kanye West, R. Kelly Lyrics
2. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean Lyrics
3. Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz Lyrics
4. New God Flow – Kanye West, Pusha T, Ghostface Killah Lyrics
5. The Morning – Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj Lyrics
6. Cold – Kanye West & DJ Khaled Lyrics
7. Higher – The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e Lyrics
8. Sin City – John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef Lyrics
9. The One – Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius Lyrics
10. Creepers – Kid Cudi Lyrics
11. Bliss – John Legend & Teyana Taylor Lyrics
12. Don’t Like (Remix) – Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss Lyrics
Previously: G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean x Kanye West x Jay-Z) - Clique
Thursday, September 6, 2012
G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean x Kanye West x Jay-Z) - Clique (Tags)
G.O.O.D. Music (Big Sean x Kanye West x Jay-Z) - Clique Lyrics
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]
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Jay-Z and Rihanna were among the star studded lineup at this year's Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in London. The singer, who is also set to take the stage today, served as hypewoman and semi-guest vocalist for Hov as he kicked off his show with their hit "Run This Town."
Hit the jump to watch more footage of his show, which includes a live performance of "Niggas In Paris" with Kanye West (and Moshpit Beyonce).
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
When Jay-Z & Kanye West release a video, especially after all this time, you know it's going to be a work of art. With the help of director Romain Gavras, they depict a full out riot in Prague to the tune of "No Church In The Wild." Neither they nor Frank Ocean appear in the visuals, but it's captivating nonetheless. Watch The Throne in stores now.
Props to Rap Radar
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Rocawear is a fashion line that's been struggling as of late, but Jay-Z celebrates the line that has managed to stay relevant for over a decade. Check out the latest Rocawear ad, which shows Jay-Z narrating a short story about his career goals.
Props to The Overfeed
Previously: AMEX Sync Show: Jay-Z Live From SXSW [Full Concert]