Either Hov has some extracurricular friends who are getting waaaaaaay out of pocket or this broad cray. We like to think it’s both but the evidence won’t skew in one direction. She doesn’t use her own name to boost this track’s profile, so we won’t either. “Mrs. Carter” is the scream from the abyss of fifteen lost minutes of
fame infamy. This is a blow to the Main Chicks and Wifey party. One it may not ever bounce back from. Video after the jump.
The Snowman stops in with hip-hop’s favorite auntie interviewer. He talks mostly about his new record, and how Jay-Z doesn’t cry but could cry if he wanted to because he’s that rich. But truthfully, this is a good insight into Jeezy’s origins in the poorest part of Atlanta and how he uses that experience to guide him as a music entrepreneur. Watch after the jump.
What makes a summer song? It’s sweaty but never sad about it. The right summer smash makes you put the double-decker barbecue plate on your lawn chair, pour out something cool and get close to the speakers. It’s naked and unashamed, of course. The song’s gotta be loud. Not volume-wise either. You need to be able to open that sunroof, lower the windows on the highway and still annoy passersby with the bass drop. They’re great songs because they’re disposable songs. A summer jam is the wet wipe of music: refreshing as it is fleeting and oh so useful at the right time.
Load these songs into your playlist and be the DJ you always wanted for the weekend.
In this tribute to a fading star, Spike Lee, Jay Z, Action Bronson, Skylar Diggins and more tip their hats to New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. It’s a slow spot without being somber. And New York figures past and present make appearances. Video after the jump.
To the left, to the left. Sending off Hov in a yacht to the left. According to TMZ and HuffPost and about 10,000 sweaty fans, Beyoncé modified the lyrics to her song “Resentment” to call out Jay Z for cheating. This is the moment thirst vacuums and Hov haters have been waiting for: the divorce that makes Beyoncé single again. But all you 9-to-5ers and basic hood vendors can say goodbye to the dream that never was. Bey ain’t marrying you. We came up with a list of chaps she might give a second glance once Team Yonce and handlers review. Hit the jump and click through.
Recent controversy aside, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s “On The Run” tour (beginning this week in Miami) is on track to become the second most successful tour of all-time (based on per show gross revenue) according to Forbes:
“With a week to go until the opening show in Miami’s SunLife Stadium the tour is on pace to sell almost 1 million tickets, and gross close to $100 million.”
Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kings of Leon are set to headline the third annual Made In America Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, August 30 & 31. Read More
Khaled sits down with MTV‘s Rob Markman and cuts a WWE-style promo for his upcoming eighth album and reveals his first single, “They Don’t Love You No More,” will feature Hov. Hit the jump to peep the trailer for the single. Read More