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The-Dream – “High Art” (Feat. Jay-Z)

One of the first things The-Dream says before getting into any singing on his Jay-Z-featuring cut “High Art” is “girl, I’m missing you like bitches miss my music.” I’m one of those people who has her first listen of “Sex Intelligent (Remix)” permanently etched into her brain because of one lyric: “6/7/2011, I’mma drop that… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 9, 2013 - 4:52 pm

White House Responds To Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”

This is turning into a weird, weird news day. Earlier today, Jay-Z released a new one-off song called “Open Letter,” part of which was about his recent trip to Cuba and a couple of Congress members’ inquiries into it. Jay sprinked in a few lines about Obama, who, according to Jay, said that they should… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Jay-Z – “Open Letter”

Jay-Z’s been in the news a bunch lately, for going on vacation to Cuba with Beyoncé — a trip that a couple of Congressmen decided to investigate — and for selling his shares in the Brooklyn Nets to become a sports agent. And in grandly cantankerous old-man fashion, Jay’s just posted a brand-new song directed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 10:45 am

Great Gatsby Soundtrack To Feature New Songs By Jay-Z, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé & André 3000

As we reported earlier this year, Jay-Z had a large hand in the music component of the upcoming Baz Lurhmann’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The tracklist for the soundtrack, which Jay executive produced, has been revealed and includes an eclectic array of artists. On the theme of the music, Lurhma… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 4, 2013 - 11:09 am

Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” (Feat. Jay-Z)

As Tom pointed out last week, Young Guru debuted Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” featuring Jay-Z during SXSW at BitTorrent showcase. The entire thing has been unearthed, including new verses from Lamar that update the tone of the original from concern about credibility into a snarling declaration of individuality. Check it out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 18, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Preview Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” Remix, Featuring Jay-Z

Kendrick Lamar is, at the moment, the general-consensus greatest young rapper in the universe, which Jay-Z is the general-consensus best old rap man left standing. When those two guys link up with each other, it’s a big deal. And that’s why it’s worth clicking on the video below, even though it’s an insanely irritating way… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2013 - 11:56 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Host & Sing On SNL

Last night, Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live to host for the fifth time. He took on musical guest duties, as well, as he did when he hosted in 2006. That was also the year that he and Andy Samberg — who recently got engaged to Joanna Newsom! — debuted their Color Me Badd-indebted… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

The 10 Best The Notorious B.I.G. Songs

Choosing the ten best songs by one of Brooklyn’s most beloved children, the Notorious B.I.G., is essentially a fool’s errand. The rapper, né Christopher Wallace, had too dynamic a scope, despite his catalogue being limited to his debut, Ready To Die, and its double-disc follow-up, Life After Death. At times he was Aesop, others Hitchcock,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 8, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z Reveal Legends Of The Summer Tour Dates

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are two people who are very, very good at performing in front of vast crowds, and they’re both present on Timberlake’s new “Suit & Tie” single. And it just makes sense that both guys are about to link up and spend their summer playing shows at vast football and baseball stadium… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 11:38 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” Video (Feat. Jay-Z) (Dir. David Fincher)

Justin Timberlake spent a whole lot of time away from music so that he could try acting, but he really only made one good movie, The Social Network. That movie’s director, David Fincher, got his start making videos for people like Madonna and George Michael, and now he’s returned to the form for “Suit &More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013 - 10:34 am

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night’s endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording Academy CEO and inveterate pirate-scolder Neil Portnoy. Timberlake asked a question: “Best Grammys ever?” Then he answered himself: “Best Grammys ever.” Well, no, Justin. The idea of a “best” Grammys,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Watch Courtney Love Cover “99 Problems”

Jesus, I don’t even know what to do with this. At a small Sundance show last week, Courtney Love played an acoustic cover of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” and it is ridiculous. The pros: Courtney’s voice is still a powerful weapon, and she still has that husky emotive rasp to it even when she’s quasi-rapping; the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 11:14 am

Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” (Feat. Jay-Z)

After teasing it out, in various different forms, for the better part of a week, Justin Timberlake has just announced his first new album since 2006’s ridiculously good FutureSex/LoveSounds. In an open letter on his website, Timblerlake writes that he started work on the new LP last summer, that it’s called The 20/20 Experience, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 8:59 am

Jay-Z Scoring Great Gatsby

When the trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s Great Gatsby first appeared, the inclusion of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church In The Wild” was a bit of a head-scratcher. As it turns out, the Watch The Throne-opener was foreshadowing the rest of the film’s musical programming. Over the weekend, Jeymes Samuel, bka producer the Bullitts, tweetedMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 2, 2013 - 10:35 am

2012 In Review: Filling The LCD Soundsystem Void

2012 was the first full year without LCD Soundsystem since James Murphy distilled the fleeting essence of cool into seven-some comically heartrending minutes a decade prior. To remind us what we lost when the balloons came down and the lights came up at Madison Square Garden, directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace released Shut UpMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys

Frank Ocean has had a pretty good year, and he’s closing it out in style, cleaning up on year-end lists and now, being nominated for Grammys in six categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Short Form Music Video. The other… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 5, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Meek Mill – “Lay Up Remix” (Feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z & Trey Songz)

Last month, Philly rap energy-bomb released his very good album Dreams & Nightmares. Before the album dropped, Meek had mentioned that Jay-Z had contributed a verse. But Jay, possibly unhappy with his own work, ended up not appearing on the album, though he did record a verse — and a pretty good one! — for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2012 - 11:04 am

Watch Jay-Z Play Obama’s Rally In Columbus

Jay-Z just went on at Obama’s final Ohio rally. Watch it below! UPDATE: Jay-Z’s performance is over but now Obama’s speaking, which you can totally stick around for if you want to. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Watch Jay-Z’s Video For Obama

Barack Obama and Jay-Z pretty much have each others’ backs, so it’s probably no surprise that Jay-Z filmed B.O. a campaign ad. You can watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 15, 2012 - 3:55 pm
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