For Jay-Z, Watch the Throne is showing his growth. Not so much musically but, moreso, personally. See, Jay has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to rap. That’s no secret. But now he is so established in his career, his new lyrics seem to be about his bigger purpose. There are moments on WTT when Jay makes more references to Jesus than he ever has before, and there was a line or two, or three, about being “Black,” which has never been a secret, but Blackness has never been played up by him on such a socio-political level (see the tentatively titled “No Church”). Maybe Kanye is helping him bring out a deeper sense of religion.
Has anyone seen this guy lately? I'm just asking. Now, I know everyone has seen this old Jaz video, or maybe not if you are too young, but damn Jaz-O was nice with the fast rapping.. Anyway, I love vintage stuff like this, so when I found it, I had to post. Peep the dance … Continue reading LOST & FOUND: Jay-Z From Back In The Day
Last night, celebs flocked to Andre Harrell's house for a celebration dinner in his honor. On the menu: champagne, salmon, diamond waste bands, and American Express Black Cards. Okay, just kidding. Some of the attendees included Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Chris Rock, Kevin Liles, Lyor Cohen, etc. Check out more of the photos here.
Am I not allowed to say how not impressed I am by these rhymes, just because of the topic and because we are one day away from inauguration. I need you all to understand how much of a Jay-Z fan I am before I say this. I'm saying, they rewinded the beat like three times … Continue reading Jay-Z’s President Is Black…Um…
Please do not tell me that you are surprised about this news. There are reports that one of the artists performing at the Presidential inauguration this year is none other than Jay-Z. Remember, Beyonce put her bid in early and she's supposed to be performing too, as well as Leona Lewis. What songs should he … Continue reading Jay-Z To Perform At Presidential Inauguration
So somebody's people must have called somebody's people because Beyonce hit the Ellen Degeneres show yesterday. Ellen got Beyonce to "yapping" about marriage. I have to say that I'm feeling Beyonce these days (as you can see with my double posting). She's been quite the annoying star over the years with her never-taking-a-break stuff, but … Continue reading Beyonce on Ellen Degeneres Show
Last night, the Hip-Hop community celebrated, as Barack Obama was elected the first Black president of the United States of America. For those who don't know, I'm back at BET.com and yesterday, it was great to be there to experience this historic victory. We had Murphy Lee, Killer Mike, Bun B, Rhymefest, and Dr. Todd … Continue reading Barack Obama and How Hip-Hop Played A Role In His Election
So various websites (including tmz.com) are reporting that Jay-Z dropped his price to host parties in the UK from 45,000 to 15K!! The economy seems to be hittin' everybody hard these days, because apparently he still couldn't get any clubs to foot the bill. So any parties that he hits out there, he will have … Continue reading Jay-Z Must Party For Free
Yeah, yeah, I know. He's part owner of the Nets, right? That's what you were going to tell me. I get it. So your boy Hov will be on hand tonight in Secaucus, New Jersey to help select the order of the teams in the NBA draft lottery. Jay-Z is supposed to be one of … Continue reading Jay-Z will be at the NBA Draft. No, seriously.
I'm sure you've already heard about the "number 4 theory" that has insiders saying that Beyonce and Jay-Z are to wed today at 4p.m. Check it out... Both of their birthdays fall on the 4th day of the month (Beyonce's is September 4 and Jay is December 4) They both have number 4 tattoos... … Continue reading Jayonce Wedding! 4p.m….so they say…