A good year topped by Prince
Posts Tagged: Jay Z
very real, a week after the album dropped he was shot to death
she can swing like Count Basie swings…
everything you want from reggae by one of the greats
a rock n roll Big Thief
Ethiopian pop meets True Groove black rage unharnessed, is the third of the Haile Selassie trilogy
bedroom pop’s coming of age
instrumental last act
a minimalist and ambient sound that breaks through on Pharaoh’s sax and waves of drums before quietude stills it again
Bruce is too old, Jay Z too selfish, hip hop too angry, pop too shallow, and rock and roll sounds like shit.?
Jay and Jay shout out Elijah Mohammed and the big A itself,
‘I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women’
a must see if only to help you remember exactly what you hate
40 minutes of spin put to music
they always have new ways of making things even better
at sixteen he was netting $2K A DAY selling drugs
neither MetLife show has sold out…
a business guy taking a flutter
they deep end the case against racism against blacks in the USA by inclusive horrorshow
No Beyonce, true.
now is the time for your tears
‘no interest in signing a deal for Roc Nation’
A net loss of 239 million Swedish kronor ($28 million) in 2015
That Jay Z verse is excellent
Well over the top hip hop manipulation
‘Sources confirmed exclusively to Page Six that Jay and Bey’s surprise album is complete’
His rumoured album will tell “his side of things”
Dash won Aaliyah’s affections over Jay Z
‘Mr. West and Tidal tricked millions of people into subscribing to their services’
ESM has been a production pioneer
Tidal may be in trouble again, as Jay Z’s streaming service?is facing a $5 million lawsuit from Yesh Music, LLC and John Emanuel who plays in the band the American Dollar.?For a service?which was promising to take care of its artists and to pay every artist with a higher royalty rate than any other streaming service, it’s not a good sign.
‘I can get him working with the bigger artists, the biggest producers – and have him as the biggest artist in the world within a year.’
Yes, Prince, the cherry on top, was made to be here to support Tidal -a music streaming service so moribund, Jay Z forgot he was part owner as he attempted to dance his way around forgetting to get clearance for a sample on “Big Pimpin'”. But apparently he wanted to be the little man at the top of the Christmas Tree -like Barbra Streisand, all by himself and has bailed on the only possible reason to go.
The brand was selling clothes with slogans such as ‘Kanye is my Homie’, ‘Pharrell is my Brotha’ or featuring nicknames like Jay Z’s ‘Hova’, Beyonce’s ‘Cayonce’, or even lyrics and the Hollywood Reporter is saying that The lawsuit ‘asserts a whopping 58 claims’.
If you give all the big names half an hour each, and every else quarter of an hour, and it starts promptly at 8pm, you won’t be out of there until 4am. And if you aren’t, well then what are you doing?
Crown – Jay Z – Years later, and I am beginning to think maybe I am underestimated Holy Grail. The problem with the album is it came out around the time of Yeezus and felt a little whatever in its shadow, but this song, with Travis Scott’s excellent hook, is actually pretty darn out there – B+
What? After making so much noise about his Tidal streaming service, TechTimes is reporting that he is reporting he is planning an exit strategy? Is it a rumor or is the rapper giving up? Wow that would be Jay Z’s first failure? Actually with his Made in America festival cancelled downtown LA this year, it would be his second failure!
‘We asked Edie Parker to designed a duo of hip-hop-themed clutches, just for us,’ says the description and of course they are sold for the modest sum of $1,695 each.
‘This is not at all a stepping back — this is a reevaluation of the model of going from one location to two to three,’ told Budweiser VP of marketing Brian Perkins to Billboard. ‘We’re a very ambitious brand, and we have a very ambitious partner in Jay Z, who also dreams big. And we always want to do big, bold things with music under the moniker of Budweiser Made In America.’
Back three years to opening night at the Barclay Center and the vibe around Jay Z’s performance is mammoth. I wish I was writing back in the “Fade To Black” reunion days… mow that was a concert. This one? It didn’t live up to the hype but what does, right? 2012, Hov was still a minority stock holder and Barclay Center was opening..
‘YES, BUT THERE WAS ONE REASON FOR THIS THAT I CAN’T TALK ABOUT. I AM VERY PISSED BY THIS, SINCE HE ADAPTED MY WORK ONLY UNDER ONE CONDITION: THAT HE WOULD HELP MY INSTITUTE. WHICH HE DIDN’T.
Rap is not responsible for the decline of Christianity, on the contrary they push the God agenda all the time… but O’Reilly is a simple guy with huge blinders on each side of his big head… A decline of Christianity? I see that as a good thing, may be the product of more science in school curriculum?
We wouldn’t have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don’t want to be tribal. I think smaller bands should get paid more for it, too. Bigger bands have other ways of making money, so I don’t think you can complain. A band of our size shouldn’t be complaining. And when they say it’s artist-owned, it’s owned by those rich, wealthy artists.’
We still don’t know much about Tidal, but according to The Verge,Tidal reportedly offered millions of dollars and an equity stake to artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5,… in exchange of their exclusive conten
I have never heard of a business enterprise whose main selling point was more money for the billionaire artists and not a thing for the consumers. What sort of business model is that? There are many things that might concern the average fan, but Beyonce not making enough money isn’t among them.
There is a very simple test you can do on Tidal, it allows you to play five songs (you don’t pick the songs, and I got the Killers, James Blake, Daft Punk, the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks) using two sound sources A and B. You can switch back and forth between A and B during the short music sample, then determine which of the two is the high fidelity sound source. I was using my Macbook connected to a Logitech speaker system. I paid around $40 for them and they sound okay for me, but I did very badly at the test, I guessed 2 out of 5 correctly!! Not bad? Are they kidding?
Jay Z recently purchased the streaming service for some $56 million and he wants to make it as a competitor to Spotify, or Rdio. Alicia called it the ‘beginning of a whole new era’,… but for whom exactly? A new era for Jay Z and Madonna to make even more money? What’s new exactly? A new sound? a better listening experience?
If “We Can Be Together” sounded like a good trip (man, that Grace Slick can sing, how did you lose her cool?) it wasn’t, it was based on Black Panther’s war cry, “Up against the, motherfucker”) and from there it blows blues hot (try a terrific “Wooden Ships” and folk cool. Add on top two of the best songs, the title track and “Somebody To Love” and you have a career peak.
“She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom. Jay Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object”