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Jay-Z @ Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY 9/28/2012

"Nothing feels like tonight," Jay-Z kept repeating on-stage at last night's Barclay's Center-opening blowout, a night that Jay himself and NYC developer (/civic villain, depending on who you talk to) Bruce Ratner had dreamed up almost a decade ago. Though both were keen to enjoy their moment in the sun -- high-definition video screens curled… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 29, 2012

Watch Coldplay, Jay-Z, Rihanna Play Paralympics Closing Ceremony

A couple of weeks ago, we beheld the weirdly moving spectacle of Orbital and Stephen Hawking performing together at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. The games ended this past weekend, and last night's closing ceremony had a far more conventional big draw: Coldplay, who called in some favors for their set. The band played "More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012

Kanye West – “Clique” (Feat. Jay-Z & Big Sean)

Yesterday, a snippet of Kanye's new one, "Clique," emerged, a preview that presented a track buoyed by a compelling, maximal Hit-Boy beat. Now the whole thing has showed up. When the track turns to Kanye, he doesn't waste time, dropping a humdinger of a line that people surely will be talking about; "My girl… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2012

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Santigold, Drake and many more. While there was potential for disaster -- a Philly-native friend told me that this was the first ticketed event Philly has ever held… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012

Rick Ross – “3 Kings” (Feat. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z)

Earlier tonight, Rick Ross dropped the latest single from God Forgives, I Don't -- a release from which we've already heard "Hold Me Back", "So Sophisticated" and "Touch'N You" -- the Dre/Jay-featuring "3 Kings." It's arguably the most anticipated cut of the release; it's either that or "Diced Pineapples," which I don't… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 19, 2012

Watch Jay-Z & Kanye West Play BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend

The Throne made its first televised appearance over the weekend for the broadcast of BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend in London, where Jay-Z and Kanye performed a thirty-minute set. Though the tour dates contained entries from both rappers' solo catalogs, they keep it strictly Throne here. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 25, 2012

The 5 Most Contentious Moments In Hot 97 Summer Jam History

Summer Jam, the annual stadium concert thrown by New York rap-radio giant Hot 97, has been a tradition around the city since 1994, when its lineup included Arrested Development, SWV, and Black Moon. In the nearly 20 years since, the event has grown into a rap-scene circus that serves as an in-that-instant Polaroid of everything… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, we skipped this list so that we could run our list of the 25 best videos of the year thus far. So I'll just take a moment to point out that last week's list, if we'd done it, definitely would've included SoKo's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow and" Blood Orange'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012

Jay-Z & Kanye West – “No Church In The Wild” Video

Young revolutionaries pack the streets of Prague in the video for Watch The Throne opener "No Church In The Wild," a clip is pretty much the opposite of the "Otis" video. There's a lot of slow-mo Molotov cocktail throwing and long pans on marble statues. It looks expensive; it's basically the palatial version of… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012

Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit Added To Jay-Z’s Made In America

Via Pearl Jam's press release, Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors will play Jay-Z's Made In America fest which was announced last week. From the release:… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012

Jay-Z To Headline, Curate Budweiser Made in America Fest

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Jay-Z will headline and curate the two-day Made In America Festival, an event that will take place on 9/1 and 9/2 in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. This morning, Jay-Z held a press conference with Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to announce the deal, and that can be… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012

Jay-Z Jeopardy! Fail

Going to just sit back and let this one speak for itself. Youth Of America, you are screwed. More screwed than I ever could have known. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 4, 2012

Watch Jack White’s AMEX Unstaged Show

You saw the previews, but if you weren't around Friday night to live stream Jack White's Gary Oldman-directed Webster Hall show for AMEX, you can now watch the whole thing at your convenience. Check out the Unstaged video playback below, along with the career-spanning setlist, and a "No Church In The Wild" nod during… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 29, 2012

The 5 Most Memorable SXSW Sets Of The Past 5 Years

The "discovery" function of SXSW faded long ago, when the internet democratized access to information and YouTube brought every band's live show to everyone's laptops. And at SXSW, this annual cattle call of overbooked bands playing shitty sounding rooms to attention-addled industry types, it's tough to cut through the noise and make an impression. So,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2012

Stream Jay-Z’s SXSW Show

Tonight, Jay-Z is in Austin, digging deep into his endless bag of awesome songs as some sort of American Express promotional stunt that's presumably netted him only god knows how much money. But Jay-Z getting paid is also good news for us, since it means we get to stream his show for free. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2012

Time Out New York‘s 100 Best NYC Songs

Time Out New York recently compiled a list of the 100 best songs about New York City, flush with videos and blurbs sizing up each song's merit. It's a wide-reaching list, pulling in from all sorts of styles across different eras, from Sinatra croonerism (guess which song?!) to Broadway to Grandmaster Flash. With that… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 7, 2012

Jay-Z To Play SXSW On Monday

At least in theory, SXSW is supposed to be about discovering emerging and ascendent bands, but the fest just keeps adding big names: Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, John Mayer, T.I., Nas, the Shins, and -- now -- Jay-Z, arguably the biggest name and best live performer in rap history. Last year, Jay wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2012

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the considerably more intimate SNL studios across town. They played Reign Of Terror's raucous first single "Comeback Kid" and No Doubt-y ballad "End Of The Line" and you can watch… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week's avalanche of amazing videos, things slowed up a bit this week. Still, our top pick is an uncanny, impossible-to-forget piece of work, and there's plenty of other good stuff further down the list. Check out our picks below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012

Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Niggas In Paris” Video

On their Watch The Throne tour last year, Jay-Z and Kanye West became notorious for performing their triumphant banger "Niggas In Paris" over and over, as many as 10 times. Now one of last year's greatest singles finally has a video, and it centers almost entirely around those live shows, with Jay and Kanye rocking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012
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