Jay-Z set Twitter on fire when he decided to send five tweets in a matter of four minutes Monday afternoon. Not one for social media, Jay-Z has only composed 46 tweets since November 2008 when he initially joined Twitter.
Everyone from Complex Magazine to Diddy are calling these series of tweets a "rant." Compared to Kanye West's outbursts, I'm not sure if Jay's five tweets are worthy of such a distinction.
Signed with hashtags of the Holy Grail and New Rules, the five tweets signify his union with Samsung that was officially introduced Sunday night during Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Not to ever be outdone, Jay-Z - styled by June Ambrose, of course - debuted a Samsung Galaxy commercial with the legendary Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timabaland and Pharrell confined to one studio room producing beats to be heard on his new album. The new album Magna Carta Holy Grail will be available first to a million Samsung Galaxy users. Albeit as iconic as the gathering was, and as ingenious as the marketing scheme is, I only have one question: Where is Kanye West?
Setting personal friendships aside, Kanye West seems to be responsible for Jay-Z's resurgence and new sound on Blueprint. Of all of the things that Kanye West self-admittingly fights for, according to his recent NY Times interview, this should have been a priority. Was he asked and declined or was an invitation never sent his way? In any case, it leaves a looming question about the validity of Kanye's legacy as a producer which is often overshadowed by his career as a rapper.
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During a break of The NBA Finals, Jay-Z unveiled a new commercial announcing he would be releasing his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4.
Partnering with Samsung, Jigga continues to write the blueprint and make new rules as the album comes to Samsung Galaxy fans first. Be among the first million to download the app on June 24th and get the album free July 4th, three days before the rest of the world.
Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams and Swizz Beatz are also on hand for a studio session as they talk about the soon to be groundbreaking music.
Peep the commercial below and log on to magnacartaholygrail.com for more info. Roc-A-Fella Y'all!!!
The God M.C. returns with another album. Yes, Jay-Z is making his return with a newly titled album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. The project will be available to Samsung Galaxy users on Independence Day...
If you were watching the NBA Finals Game 5 tonight you may have noticed something striking during a commercial break at the end of the second half.
One of the best to every do it has set the release date and title for his next solo project. Based on the commercial for the album below it will feature production work from greats like Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and Rick Rubin.
The album will be released early on Galaxy devices via Google Play on June 24th for free, similar to J. Cole who streamed his album on an app before it's release date.
Check out the website dedicated to the album and video detailing the making of the it below.
Fabolous said that is what producer Just Blaze said of that vocal sample when he first share the beat track for the hit, "Breathe." Good episode of 'Decoded' on the Life+Times channel, curated by Jay-Z.
"You n!ggas can't share my air." - Fabolous, "Breathe"
If you ever been to a Hot 97′s Summer Jam you know each year is better than the last. But, most people are not saying that about this year. However, Summer Jam is a staple in the hip-hop community with memorable moments. We'll never forget Jay-Z putting Mob Deep on the coveted Summer Jam screen or Nicki Minaj disappointing her fans when she refuse to hit the stage and all the drama that ensued.
This year Pappose made headlines when he abruptly jumped on stage and was uninvited to perform. After Papoose performance the comedy ensured on social media and folks saying he pulled a Lil Mama.
Chen Lo is 'a modern day griot' with a very interesting story to tell. Watch.
'Hip-Hop artist Chen Lo talks about his recently recorded remix of Jay Z's "Open Letter" and the reason behind it. Chen Lo explains his understanding of the 'Open Letter' song and how it relates to his international experience with Hillary Clinton, the State Department, CBS, Aljazeera English and the U.S. Government's use of Hip-Hop as a chess piece in its game of foreign affairs. Chen Lo also gives a viewpoint that only a select few Hip-Hop artists can address.'
- Footprints Web Series
Chen Lo's album "Footprints" is due out September 10, 2013. But check out the audio for his "Open Letter" remix now.
Treach disses group member Vinnie on track 'Tall Midget' but continues to tour
Dame Dash drowning in personal debt
First the Fat Boys break up, now this. Unbeknownst to us all, hip-hop anthem kings Naughty By Nature group members Treach and Vinnie have been embroiled in a beef for the past 2 years. So much so that disses flew across Twitter and super emcee Treach dropped a dis record called "Tall Midget" aimed at Vinnie. Treach and Kay G sat down with DJ Envy and the crew at Power 105 to talk about it and you can Check the entire interview below and hear about how Vinnie sucker punched Treach in a business meeting and just barely escaped the fade: http://www.power1051fm.com/pages/onair/breakfast-club/?mid=23200601
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Former Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash is facing mounting personal debt that has him filling court proceedings to stop garnishment of his wages according to the New York Daily News. In a statement from the 5 page filling he says 'I am currently several months behind in paying my personal bills. For instance, I am currently over $100,000 behind in rent for the only home in which I live and at risk of being evicted.' Financial troubles aren't new to the former Roc-a-wear executive. In 2010 he lost two New York lofts to foreclosure and was left holding the bag for 7.3 million dollars in mortgage debt. In a recent interview with the Combat Jack show, Dame denounced his baller ways he became known for during his days with Roc-a-fella, but alluded to his financial stability with an art gallery and motor oil deal that keeps him stable.
Photo: Sara Jayeabaca
Jay-Z seems to be involved with everything these days most notably heading up the soundtrack for the movie The Great Gatsby. Now it looks like Sean Carter is dabbling in time travel. A picture surfaced late last week from 1930's Harlem that depicts an group of well dressed young men, one of which whom bears a striking resemblance of Hov. Is it his rumored Illuminati connections that gives Jay immortality, is he a vampire or is it Jay-Z at all? Judge for yourself. You can see a larger picture below.