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Considering today, December 21, is the shortest day of the year, it's the perfect time for us recognize some of Hip-Hop's most timeless songs that don't take a lot of time to listen to.

All clocking in at under three minutes, these records hold their own alongside ones with standard running times, and those which are long epics. We're not even sure why they're so short, since some of them are definitely worth a long ear!

There are a lot of great songs less than 180 seconds long, but here's AllHipHop.com's list of 10 great songs that can all be listened to in the time it takes for a pizza to be delivered:

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via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/04/04/short-cuts-10-of-hip-hops-greatest-songs-under-3-minutes-long-2


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(AllHipHop News)  After a year of big press firings, hirings, controversy and varying reports on the numbers, Tidal has officially released it's first year tallies for it's subscribers.

As the Jay Z fronted company glides into its sophomore year of existence, tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the famed New York City launch that pictured a host of entertainers as they signed up to be partial owners of Tidal.

Since then the streaming service has pulled in over 2.5 million subscribers in the U.S. alone.

With over a half million subscribers abroad, Tidal's total of subscribers now surpasses over 3 million users.

To date Tidal has a few tiers for subscribers ranging from $9.99/month to $19.99/month for hi-fidelity lossless content.

Recently it was reported that Samsung wasn't interested in buying Tidal, despite rumors that circulated after Jay-Z released his project Magna Carta Holy Grail and Rihanna's LP ANTI via the tech giant.

The Jay Z spearheaded streaming service also made headlines earlier this month when news broke that both the COO and CFO had been fired.

Apple (11 million) and Spotify (30 million) trump Tidal by the numbers, grossing as many as 3 to 10 times as many subscribers respectively.

In April last year Tidal fell out of the top tier of apps, dropping out of the top 750 apps on Apple's App Store, but by September Jay Z was touting 1 million subscribers. 






















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But despite the ups and downs, stars like Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, and J. Cole have remain as part owners of Tidal also benefitting from the revenue earned.

According to Billboard, Kanye's streams for his project The Life of Pablo exceeded 250,000,000 streams in the first 10 days of its release.

After the project released, reports surfaced that Kanye had doubled the subscribers of Tidal.

"I believe in Tidal and what the team is doing to affect the change the music industry needs," said interim chief executive Peter Tonstad in a statement last April amid falling numbers. "We're streamlining the company and refocusing our resources to ensure the platform continues to grow, and listeners can make a connection to their favorite artists. No one else is doing this."

Of the 3 million subscribers around 1.35 million signed up for the hi-fidelity, lossless audio/video tier ($19.99), which allows users to access about 40 million songs and 130,000 videos and live streams.

 

 

 

Filed under: Headlines, News Tagged: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, J. Cole, Jay-Z, Kanye Life of Pablo, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Tidal

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/29/jay-zs-tidal-reveals-wave-of-subscribers-from-kanyes-life-of-pablo


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Does Jaz-O Have Video Of Jay Z Getting Robbed?

  
Does Jaz-O Have Video Of Jay Z Getting Robbed?
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Old beefs die hard. It seems like Jaz-O, Jay Z's mentor and former rap partner, is not here for letting sleeping dogs lie. Jaz-O recently tweeted something fairly obscure, suggesting he had some video of Harlem street cats robbing Jay Z.

And that's that.

Anybody know anything about this? I mean, what dudes walk around with a big ass camcorder and videotape this? It seems implausible to me, because it was so drastically different back in those days. The tweet was also, supposedly deleted afterward.

Filed under: Rumors Tagged: beef, Jay-Z, Jaz-O

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/19/does-jaz-o-have-video-of-jay-z-getting-robbed


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The Takeover: Jay Z Jet Company Bolstering East Coast Operations
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(AllHipHop News) When you are a boss, you do boss things and owning or backing a jet company is definitely on that list of boss things to do.

Recently Jay Z's company JetSmarter announced a planned expansion to take over the East Coast with more options for its members and guest consumers.

No stranger to the G4's, G5's and other lavish private jets, Jay Z has often talked about flying on jets in raps songs like, "What More Can I Say" on The Black Album.

"Young H-O / Pitch the yay faithful

Even if they patrol I make payroll

Benz paid for /Friends they roll

Private jets down to Turks and Caicos"- Jay Z



JetSmarter is backed by over $50 million in funding, and Hova's Fort Lauderdale, FL based startup will feature the ability to book on-demand.

While members can now schedule flights on private jets between New York City and Boston, Jay Z's flight company currently offers over 20 routes.

Routes include flights from London to Geneva, Paris to Nice, Kuwait to Dubai, New York to Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles.

According to Bizjournals.com, JetSmarter, has a  mobile app for convenience and charges its members an annual fees.

If you don't have the $9,000 annual fee, non-members can also book on-demand private jet flights and rent the entire jet or share seats with others.

Jay Z has been busy lately recently signing Khaled to the management extension of his company Roc Nation.



 



Filed under: News Tagged: Hova, Jay-Z, JetSmarter

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/17/the-takeover-jay-z-jet-company-bolstering-east-coast-operations


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SXSW: Vince Staples Rips Spotify At Their Own Event

(AllHipHop News) Long Beach emcee Vince Staples is never one to hold his tongue. From his sharp lyrics on projects like Summertime '06 to his piercing statements in Time Magazine about the 90's and the "Golden Era" of Hip-Hop, Vince has a propensity to catch headlines with his barbed public statements.

Vince struck again yesterday at the SXSW Spotify stage when Vince took the time to call out Spotify for their minimal payments to artists.

Vince also made some racially charged comments to a mostly white crowd - this according to Austin, Texas music site Austin360.  Below are a few quotes:

"I'm not the most polite person on stage," Vince said after performing his track  "Lift Me Up," the second song on Summertime '06.

"I know you're all at SXSW like, 'Let's watch the Black people rap,'" Vince said,  "it's almost like a real show,"

"Shout out to Spotify. Thank you for giving me this check to make up for what you've done to me and all my musical friends," he told fans at the SXSW concert.

"Listen to your favorite album 1000, 2000 times so everybody can get an album sale," Vince said.

Just this week Jay Z took his famed Blueprint projects off Spotify and many other artists have spoken out against the streaming service's lack of profit-sharing.

Just a few months ago, Akon talked about the data and information artists don't get by using the streaming services as opposed to selling the music to fans directly.

Vince has more shows set for SXSW including the NPR, Spin and Pitchfork showcases.

Check out an Instagram post Vince added below of his upcoming SXSW schedule for more info on shows.

Filed under: News Tagged: Jay-Z, Spotify, SXSW, Vince Staples

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/16/sxsw-vince-staples-rips-spotify-at-their-own-event


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(AllHipHop News) Jay Z has taken his classic album, The Blueprint, off rival streaming services Apple Music and Spotify.

The 2001 opus is regarded as one of his great works.

Furthermore, the album is not available Apple's iTunes, the largest retailer of music. The mogul has seemingly removed The Blueprint II and The Blueprint III as well.

Last year, Jay took is freshman classic Reasonable Doubt off Spotify.

A number of his other albums are still on his competitors platforms, including Vol. I, II,  III albums and 2013's Magna Carta...Holy Grail.

According to reports, TIDAL's subscriptions doubled with Kanye West's The Life of Pablo.

Filed under: News Tagged: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Tidal

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/16/jay-z-takes-classic-album-the-blueprint-off-spotify


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Is Jay Z's Alleged Son A Fraud?

  

A young man by the name of Rymir Satterthwaite has been claiming to be the son of Jay Z for a while. He's also been trying to force Jay Z to take a paternity test. While attempting to go forward with the paternity suit, both Satterthwaite and his mother Wanda were financially unprepared to deal with or take on the enormity of their cases. Interestingly enough, the young aspiring rapper resembles Jay Z. Satterthwaite stated he only wants to push on with it so he can get confirmation that Jay Z is his biological father. Now, there are rumors that a few friends and relatives of Rymir have said that Rymir knows who his real father is, but he enjoys the attention the lawsuit gives him. Allegedly he thinks the lawsuit will get Jay Z to pay him settlement/hush money. Sources say he brags that Beyonce must know his name because of the lawsuit. His cousin has claimed that his mother was obsessed with Jay Z back in the day, and this is why she isn't intervening. What are your thoughts?

Filed under: Rumors Tagged: Jay-Z

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/15/is-jay-zs-alleged-son-a-fraud


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SXSW: Raekown And Ghostface Hit The Stage With Just Blaze, DoomStarks To Unite via New Era

(AllHipHop News)  Legendary Staten Island bred rappers Raekwon and Ghostface hit the stage in Austin, TX at SXSW last night, joining Grammy Award winning and Platinum producer Just Blaze for a set.

Most recently Just Blaze premiered several unreleased tracks on Q-Tip's Abstract Radio show.   Songs included tracks from Jay-Z, Kanye West's and Usher. 

In addition to the performance at Austin's Mohawk Austin aka "The Hawk," Ghost has a performance with MF Doom presented by New Era & Hypetrak for a Doomstarks advertised set.

The duo dropped "Lively Hood" last September via Adult Swim and had a psuedo-performance in Miami back in October of last year as MF Doom only appeared via a screen projector.

Jay Electronica, Freeway, Jazz Cartier and more are also set to perform at Emo's on the 17th. RSVP: SXSWTakeover.com

Take a look at the video  from the Ghostface and Raekwon performance and the Doomstarks x New Era x Hypetrak poster below:





@GhostfaceKillah @Raekwon @sxsw @mohawkaustin pic.twitter.com/frOgDYIIzM

— Danny Garcia (@danielsonATX) March 14, 2016

Me and my brotha @Raekwon had to catch @JustBlaze rock Empire! Wu + the Roc. #Classics ?? @Bcamp810 pic.twitter.com/24cImwRRTt

— Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah) March 14, 2016

The legendary @Raekwon + @GhostfaceKillah on stage at @mohawkaustin #PeakJoy ???? pic.twitter.com/Pf346P0olD

— Transmission Events (@TransmitAustin) March 14, 2016

 

Filed under: News Tagged: DOOMSTARKS, Ghostface, Jay-Z, Just Blaze, Kanye West, Raekwon, SXSW

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/14/sxsw-raekown-and-ghostface-join-just-blaze-on-stage-doomstarks-to-unite-via-new-era


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(AllHipHop News) Just Blaze has produced for some of the top rap stars in the business. Over his 20 year career, Blaze has certainly racked up countless records that never made it out of the vault. The New Jersey born producer/DJ shared a few of those hidden gems during a set on DJCity's MikiDz Show.

The session included Blaze debuting an unused track from Jay Z's The Blueprint 3 as well as instrumentals that were intended for Drake, Jay Electronica, Jeezy, Slaughterhouse, and Cam'ron. The 38-year-old production whiz previously premiered unreleased music from Jay, Cam, Kanye West, Usher, and others during Q-Tip's Abstract Radio show.

[ALSO READ: Just Blaze Discusses Working With Kanye West On Jay Z's 'The Blueprint' (VIDEO)]
Watch Just Blaze's DJ set in the video below.


Filed under: News, Videos Tagged: Drake, Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, Just Blaze

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/14/just-blaze-plays-unreleased-tracks-for-jay-z-jay-electronica-drake-more-video


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(AllHipHop News) Jay Z's Roc Nation has added another big star to its roster. Singer-songwriter Yandel has entered into an exclusive management partnership with the company.

[ALSO READ: T.I. Talks Teaming With Roc Nation & Tidal; Young Thug Talks Feuding With The Game (VIDEO)]
During his career, Yandel released the solo albums Quien Contra MíDe Líder a Leyenda, and Dangerous. His discography also includes over 10 projects as part of the duo Wisin & Yandel. In addition, the Puerto Rico-born Reggaeton artist has been honored with a Grammy Award, Latin Grammy Awards, and Latin Billboard Music Awards.

Along with Yandel, Roc Nation management now represents talent such as Angie Martinez, Big Sean, Cipha Sounds, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Kanye West, Meek Mill, and Shakira. The music label division is home to Jay Z, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rihanna, Vic Mensa, DJ Mustard, Belly, and Willow Smith.

[ALSO READ: DJ Khaled Signs To Roc Nation; Jay-Z Previews Music And Gives Khaled Roc-A-Fella Chain]
Filed under: News Tagged: Jay-Z, Roc Nation, Yandel

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/11/latin-music-star-yandel-signs-with-jay-zs-roc-nation


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Jay Z - "Sweet" (Green Lantern Remix)

  
Jay Z - "Sweet" (Green Lantern Remix)



Some titles tease blog content, but when the content is like this, there is no need to tease. You just slap a straight ahead headline on it and post. No gimmicks needed; DJ Green Lantern got at Hov's "Sweet" and touched the power ring to it like so. Click, listen, download...FREE!

JAY Z - SWEET (GREEN LANTERN REMIX)



via: http://www.jayforce.com/music/jay-z-sweet-green-lantern-remix


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(AllHipHop News) Karen Civil started a very public spat with Cam'ron after she relayed a story about how the Dipset leader's alleged unwillingness to give up a parking spot to Jay Z led to his removal from Def Jam Records. Cam fired back by claiming Civil stole $60,000 from fellow Diplomats representative DukeDaGod.

[ALSO READ: Cam'ron Blasts Karen Civil Over Comments About Feud With Jay Z]
During an interview with the BUBZWORLD podcast, Cam addressed his issues with Civil. The Purple Haze album creator suggested Civil's comments were also discrediting Jay, and the Harlem native stated he only saw his former Roc-A-Fella boss travel by car with a driver.

"Why would he be looking for a parking spot when he has a driver? And it's no parking on the block she's talking about anyway," said Cam. "Why would you even make Jay Z seem like he's that type? He wasn't that type of person to be looking at people like, 'I want a parking spot.' So I thought the story was ridiculous."

Cam went on to explain how he supposedly got Civil a position at Warner Bros Records. He also answered the critics that said he was "dissing" the Be You & Live Civil author.

"I didn't diss Karen. I told what's real, and I told the facts. She said my name before I said her name. I haven't mentioned that girl's name in years," Cam stated. "I don't know if I started [her being cyber bullied], but if I did, that wasn't my intentions. My intentions were to defend myself, and to defend my business reputation, and to defend - in a weird way - me and Jay Z's 'cool and bad' relationship."

Jay Z and Cam'ron have had a tenuous history. However, the "Oh Boy" rhymer made it clear he still respects Jay for his business accomplishments.

Cam added, "Other people think that's my arch-nemesis, my enemy. Listen B, that man is from the ghetto, he's from Marcy Projects like all of us from the inner-city. And to be where he's at now is amazing, amazing as a black youth growing up in New York City to make it to where he's at."

In addition, Cam'ron questioned why Civil has not publicly addressed the allegations that she took money from several of her clients. He also accused certain media outlets of refusing to run negative stories about Civil because they are closely associated.

[ALSO READ: Cam'ron Clowns Jay Z, Implies Hov's Gay (PHOTO)]
Listen to Cam'ron's interview below.


Filed under: News Tagged: . Camron, Jay-Z, Karen Civil

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/07/camron-discusses-his-issues-with-karen-civil-praises-jay-z-audio


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Samsung Is Not Interested In Buying Tidal

  

(AllHipHop News) Last week, rumors circulated that Jay-Z's growing music streaming service Tidal was being examined for purchase by numerous rival companies. One of the parties that were allegedly interested in acquiring the company the most was Samsung. The mobile company behind the Galaxy series has already made deals for several albums under Jay-Z, including Magna Carta Holy Grail and Rihanna's recently released LP ANTI, which both went platinum in a matter of days thanks to the company's help. Tidal and Samsung has allegedly been in talks to merge for a few months.

However, Samsung has officially stated that they have no interest in purchasing Tidal. Recently, Variety  reached out to a company representative, who claimed that the rumors were all false.

"The rumor of Samsung acquiring Tidal is not true"

Rumors about Samsung acquiring Tidal originally started when Jay-Z was spotted on the company grounds to meet with an executive, but maybe that was for purchasing those couple of million copies of ANTI.

Filed under: News Tagged: anti, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Samsung, Tidal, Variety

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/06/samsung-is-not-interested-in-buying-tidal


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TBT - DMX - 'Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood'

  

When DMX dropped Flesh of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood it was his second album in less than a year and X was as hot as any rapper had ever been. From the dogs to his bark to his ability flip his words and reach the streets, everyone wanted to be a Rough Rider on the bikes and ATVs.

It was just before Christmas in the Winter of 1998 and DMX had shipped over 670,000 copies of this project in the first week, though the album would eventually go 3x platinum.

At this point in time whether worth or not, the Tupac comparisons swirled around the entertainment industry at Pac had only been away from the game for a few years at this point in time.

Some say that they have an album that you can listen to from beginning to end, but this was 100% an album that you could listen to the whole way through. It took you to New York no matter where you lived in the globe.

We would be derelict to even discuss this project with out talking about the impact of Swizz Beatz on this project. If you look at the tracklisting below you can tell that Swizz was out of his mind on the beats at this point of career. Additional production from P. Killer Trackz, a young Irv Gotti, Dame Grease and DJ Shok rounded out production on this CLASSIC.



Features on the project includ Jay-Z, The Lox, Mary J Blige, Marilyn Manson, Drag On.

1. "My Niggas" (Prod by Swizz Beatz)

2. "Bring Your Whole Crew" (featuring P. Killer Trackz) (Prod by P. Killer Trackz)

3. "Pac Man"

4. "Ain't No Way" (Prod by Swizz Beatz)

5. "We Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring Jadakiss & Styles P) (Prod Irv Gotti, Rebel)

6. "Keep Your Shit the Hardest" (Prod by Swizz Beatz)

7. "Coming From" (featuring Mary J. Blige) (Prod by P. Killer Trackz)

8. "It's All Good" (Prod by Swizz Beatz)

9. "The Omen (Damien II)" (featuring Marilyn Manson) (Prod By Swizz Beatz)

10. "Slippin'" (Prod by DJ Shok)

11. "No Love 4 Me" (featuring Drag-On & Swizz Beatz) (Prod By Swizz Beatz)

12. "Dogs for Life" (Prod by Dame Grease)

13. "Blackout" (featuring Jay-Z & The Lox) (Prod By Swizz Beatz)

14. "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" (Prod By Swizz Beatz)

15. "Heat" (Prod By Swizz Beatz)

16. "Ready to Meet Him" (Prod By Swizz Beatz)

Filed under: Music Tagged: Dame Grease, DMX, Drag-On, flesh of my flesh blood of my blood, Jay-Z, Marilyn Manson, Mary J. Blige, P. Killer Trackz, The Lox

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/03/tbt-dmx-flesh-of-my-flesh-blood-of-my-blood


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Former Roc Nation artist Memphis Bleek is back with a new freestyle over the classic "Imaginary Players" beat by his former boss, Jay-Z. This is also the latest release of DJ Absolut's #MIXTAPEMONDAYS series that just reached it's 30th week. "Imaginary Players" originally appeared on Hov's In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 LP back in 1997.

Stream below.


Filed under: Music Tagged: AllHipHop, DJ Absolut, Freestyle, Imaginary Players, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, music, new, New Music, Roc Nation

via: http://allhiphop.com/2016/03/03/memphis-bleek-drops-new-freestyle-over-classic-jay-z-beat


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