Jay and Ye are back it, again. At least on the business side of things. Kanye’s DONDA Music has announced that the agency will be teaming up with Hov’s Roc Nation. The partnership will focus on international tours, releases and expanding DONDA’s brand globally. Peep the full release after the jump. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Jay-Z’
Rozay unveils the official tracklisting for his sixth solo album, Mastermind. In trailer format of course. (more…)
Rozay finally lets go of his “The Devil Is A Lie” collabo with Hov, the latest single from his forthcoming Mastermind LP. (more…)
I take back everything disparaging I ever said about Hov. He’s the champ forever. Beyoncé is his queen. They rule the world and their love looks better than mine. Jelly-monster pardon, please.
Call it the female version of what The Black Album was originally intended to be. Seemingly out of nowhere, Beyoncé releases a brand new, self-titled 14-track LP, complete with features from Drake, Jay Z, and Frank Ocean and music videos for each song. No promotion, no singles, just music. Tracklisting after the jump. (more…)
Music and fashion walk hand in hand in pop culture, so it’s no surprise that fashion has influenced some of our favorite hip hop tracks. From sportswear lines like adidas to high-end couture like Versace, rappers are naming the brands they love, and sometimes even getting endorsement deals along the way. Here are 15 hip hop videos that celebrate love of fashion.
As the legend goes, on December 4, 1969, Gloria Carter and Adnes Reeves (who made love under the sycamore tree) brought Shawn Corey Carter into the world. Their lives and the lives of millions around the world would never be the same from that point forward. (more…)
Full Lyrics Here, courtesy RapGenius. praise White Jesus! finally! i’m elated to see that marshall mathers is using affirmative action in the way it was intended: to give white men the voice they had long been denied in American History. it espouses a sense of ultimate relief that things are right with the world, flowers can bloom again, and hip-hop does make sense. (more…)
In this Daily Show segment, titled “Jay Z Penney”, Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore address the racial profiling incident that stirred publicity hounds. Check out our Jay Z Barneys Freestyle post for more mockery of this loaded issue.
Khaled and Rozay stop by Hot 97′s morning show to chop it up with Ebro, Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds. The discussion centers around Khaled’s Suffering From Success album, Ross’ upcoming Mastermind LP, Reebok, Khaled and Ross’ relationship and more. Towards the end, Ross reveals that his next single is dropping at the beginning of November and will feature Jay Z.
In 1938, Alex Steinweiss, an art director for Columbia Records invented the concept of album cover art, making way for epic images that continuously influence pop culture. It’s different now that most listeners stream and download music, which has ignited a market for unique album artwork to differentiate one project from the next. Also, design software is much more accessible and apps like instagram are extremely popular. That accessibility has given artists a bevy of new media to expand greatly the idea of album covers. Artists can create several album covers with a mouse click, and with a simple QR code make them interactive, or create a vine video that gives the viewer a short film in lieu of a traditional static album cover. So it’s no shock that this year is has delivered dope album covers. Here is my list of 2013’s Five Best Hip Hop Album Covers, based on: visual aesthetic, concept in relation to album name and theme, and creative execution.
iHipHop Blog Team